Sticky Date Pudding

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    This mix of hot date pudding and butterscotch sauce is pretty easy to make - great with a scoop of your favourite ice cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450ml water
    • 275g dried pitted dates, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 100g butter, softened
    • 275g caster sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 275g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • For the butterscotch sauce
    • 160g brown sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) cream
    • 200g butter

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 20cm x 30cm rectangular baking dish.
    2. Bring water and dates to the boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the bicarb soda. Cool.
    3. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour and the date mixture. Pour into dish; bake for 40 minutes.
    4. For the butterscotch sauce: combine the sugar, cream and butter in a saucepan; stir over a medium until smooth. Bring to the boil. Remove from the heat.
    5. Serve the pudding drizzled with the sauce.

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    Something else. added walnuts on top of the cake prior to baking.  -  25 May 2009


    My family and friends loved this! It was so easy to make - and I'm timid about baking for others. It turned out so moist and there was plenty left over for the next day. I give it a 20 out of 10!!!  -  06 Apr 2013


    The addition of the vanilla is now included the recipe!  -  08 Sep 2009