This dessert is a very popular dessert and would be in the top 3 on any restaurant. It is made in the states too and it’s also called Sticky Toffee Pudding but the English word pudding means dessert and not the custard many Americans know as pudding.
When my son visited a few years ago, I asked if he would like some sticky date pudding for dessert. The worst thing in his mind was pudding with dates in it and he said, “No thanks, Mom, I’ll have some cheese and crackers.” I made the dessert and after dinner I brought them out, covered in delicious sauce. Alan looked at it and took a bite of his wife’s dessert.
“Uh, Mom, did you make another one? I think this is delicious,” he said. I knew. He ate his and finished his wife’s dessert. It is really really good.
- 60 g butter softened
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cups dates chopped
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1½ cups self-raising flour
- ⅛ tsp vanilla essence
- ¼ cup golden syrup
- 125 g butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup thick cream
- Mix the dates and bicarbonate soda in a bowl. Pour over the boiling water and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
- Cream the butter and the sugar.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
- Fold in sifted flour and stir in date mixture and vanilla.
- Evenly pour into a greased, large cupcake tin.
- Cook for 30-40 minutes at 170C /340F or until firm when touched in the center.
- Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup. Stir until dissolved.
- Remove from heat and stir in the cream.
- Cut the pudding into squares and serve with the sauce, cream and/or ice cream.
Tania @ A Perfect Pantry says
Sticky date pudding is my all time favourite… this looks so good.
Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious says
I have never had this before; but it looks yummy! 🙂
I’ve been admiring this recipe for years but never had the courage to try and make it.
I don’t have a sweet tooth but for some reason, this is one dessert that I will make an exception for provided it not too sweet. I love the ones where there is a slightly savoury taste to counter the sweet toffee and caramel flavour.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I saw this at Terra’s; I’ve never tried date pudding but I’d absolutely love to try this!
it’s really date cake with gooey caramel sauce but that would be my American way of describing it 🙂
Amazing guest post, Maureen!
That sticky date-slash-toffee pudding looks sexy as. Yum! 🙂
Thanks Libby, I think we all love that dessert 🙂
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Earlier today I visited Terra’s blog and saw this delicious post. I’d love to try this pudding!
Sawsan (Chef in disguise) says
Sticky date pudding sounds amazing!
Heading over right now
That looks so tasty! Off to check it out!
I have never tasted this before but it looks divine! The photographs are stunning too!
Thanks, it’s a very popular dessert in Australia!
Off to check out the guest post! This looks too good to miss! =]
that sure looks awesome. would love to try it
Jared Smith says
Wowwww this looks delicious! Check out some more pudding recipes on tiptap.com 🙂
Just hopped over to Terra’s blog to say hi. Your sticky pudding looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Sticky pudding? Sounds delicious.
Maureen, I have subscribed several times to your blog, but I never get any updates. Waaaaaaaannnnnn…..:-(
That looks gooey, sinful, and perfect!
I love sticky toffee pudding but have never made it. Yours looks deliciously sticky!
Kitchen Belleicious says
sticky date pudding! This has my name written all over it. Like physcially- step away from the pudding! LOL!
LOL I found that it IS possible to eat half of one. 🙂
This looks delicious! I had a fantastic sticky date pudding while on vacation earlier this summer. I want to make it at home now!
It’s really easy, Lisa, you won’t regret making it at home 🙂
Iron Chef Shellie says
ooo off to check it out. We must be aligned with all thing sticky date this week 😛
we are! I laughed when I got your email notification on your newwest post 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
I had this in a restaurant once and it was delicious. Love the photo.