Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easy Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce


Sunday nights are usually easy dinner nights and tonight was no exception. A Ceasar Salad sandwich followed by Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce. I can't even remember if I've ever made a Sticky Date Pudding. Plenty of cakes and muffins with dates but not ever a pudding. The Sticky Date made a huge comeback there a couple years ago, appearing on menus everywhere but it wasn't something that I usually went for. This recipe is from my Country Women's Association (CWA) Cookbook "Country Classics" and it's as easy as to throw together at the last minute.

Easy Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

1 cup chopped dates
1.1/4 cups water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
60g butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour

Sauce:
1 cup soft brown sugar
125g butter
150ml cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C and grease an ovenproof pan or dish.
  2. Cook dates in water, until combined.
  3. Beat in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 25 mins or until cooked.
  5. For sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour over pudding to serve. Serve with cream or ice cream.

9 comments:

  1. Oh Anne, you're making me hungry! I love stick date pudding and this looks so simple. Must try it this week for dessert. YUM.

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  2. Ohhhh, Anne, why do you always tempt me with delicious baked goods?! This looks so good!!! xxx

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  3. I've made an almost identical pud before Anne, I have to say, it even beats Christmas pudding (and that really is saying something!). I know what we will be having tomorrow! x

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  4. Oh my goodness this will not do my weight loss attempts any good at all.
    I loooove sticky date pudding.

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  5. Oh yum! I love Stcky Date Pudding! It's been a while since I made it so I'll have to give your version a whirl. Thanks Anne!

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  6. This wonderful sticky date pudding looks wonderfully dense and moist.
    This is a keeper! I would love to make this for Thanksgiving! This cake won't last long here at StoneGable!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    Yvonne

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  7. I have never tried dates..but this looks delicious!

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  8. THis is a perfect cake for us when the weather cools down. Anything that says 'caramel' in the title is a winner for me!!!!

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  9. I found this recipe on line last night when I had a sudden craving for sticky date... it was SO easy - whipped it up in no time, hardly made any dishes... and it was delicious! Thanks :)

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