Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce...

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Pudding ingredients:
1 1/4 cups pitted dates, chopped
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 tspn baking soda
60gms butter, cubed
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup SR flour
Preheat the over to 180C. I used a casserole dish or you could use a deep 20cm lined, cake tin/springform pan.
Combine the dates, boiling water and soda in a bowl. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, then add butter and sugar. You can blend it at this stage but I left it so the dates were chunky. Add the eggs and flour and stir well until all combined. Pour into the prepared tin/casserole (quite a sloppy mix).
Bake 45-50 minutes or until cooked through (cover with foil if it looks like it's browning too much on top if needed).
Butterscotch Sauce ingredients:
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup of cream
50gms butter
1/3 cup golden syrup
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and stir over low heat until all dissolved and the sauce has thickened slightly.
When the pudding is cooked, poke holes in the top with a knife and pour on some of the hot sauce to coat the pudding.
Serve the pudding warm with more butterscotch sauce and cream.
... then don't weigh yourself for a few days! :)
Kirby and Brianna headed back to Adelaide yesterday so we are empty nesters for the next week! Brianna is doing a Biology Yr 12 Revision Seminar for 3 days next week. I don't think we have ever had school holidays with no children before - it's going to be a little weird! This means that the main bathroom will stay clean for more than 7 days, beds will be made up with fresh linen today and won't need making for 7 days, the laundry loads will be less and things like Lamb shanks, Apricot Chicken and Stir fries will be on the menu. It will be good to catch up with them again on Good Friday when we head to Adelaide. We plan on catching up with friends, have a few meals out and maybe even a trip to the Zoo to see the Pandas.
Cheers - Joolz


  1. Oh my goodness! That looks absolutely divine. Hmmm...I did okay with the birthday cake I made...had one small piece, so I still lost weight. I'm wondering who I could pass this off to after taking one serving out. :)

  2. It is certainly the right kind of weather here for sticky date pudding. Cool and rainy...delightful.

  3. It sounds like what my husband calls sticky toffee pudding. Our sauce has brandy in it though :o) So tasty!

  4. hmmmm... that looks awesome!!! I think I'll have to try it out.


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