Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce

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    A warming pudding made with dates and flavoured with coffee and vanilla, served with a sticky toffee sauce.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 225g dates, finely diced
    • 300ml hot black tea
    • 125g butter
    • 3/4 cup (185g) caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules
    • Hot Toffee Sauce
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (185g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 300g golden syrup
    • 1 cup (250g) cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Meanwhile, soak the diced dates in hot tea for 15 minutes. Butter and line a 20cm round cake tin.
    2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy then beat in the eggs one by one. Sift flour and baking powder then fold into the mixture.
    3. Add bicarb soda, vanilla and espresso granules to the dates and tea. Add date mixture to the batter and stir until smooth.
    4. Pour into the prepared tin and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.
    5. Toffee sauce:

    6. Combine the butter, sugars and golden syrup in a heavy based saucepan and melt gently over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the cream and vanilla essence. Return to heat and stir for 2 - 3 minutes until sauce is smooth.
    7. Pour a little sauce onto a serving dish. Place the pudding on top and pour over more sauce. Serve remaining sauce in a jug with the pudding.

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    Very rich, just as it should be! My hubby loved it. Easy to do and comes out perfect. (I blended the dates and tea after the soaking)  -  27 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    My husband is a huge fan of sticky toffee pudding and he absolutely LOVED this! found it difficult to chop the dates as finely as I would have wanted, so after the soaking, I whizzed the dates  -  08 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Nice recipe. Made it for a family dinner and everybody loved it  -  20 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)