Sticky Toffee Pudding
 
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • For the pudding
  • 225 gms Dates with stone
  • 175 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 175 gms All purppose flour
  • 11/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • ΒΌ teaspoon Salt
  • 85 gms Butter
  • 140 gms Demerara sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon Molasses
  • For the Toffee Sauce
  • 175 gms Light brown sugar
  • 50 gms Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses
  • 225 ml Double Cream
Directions
  1. Stone the dates and chop them into tiny pieces.
  2. Boil the water and add the chopped dates into the boiling water along with the baking soda and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Leave it aside to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Butter and flour an eight inch square baking pan.
  4. Sieve all purpose flour with baking powder and salt.
  5. Beat the butter in a medium sized bowl till creamy.
  6. Add the demarara sugar and beat well till the mixture is smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides if needed.
  7. Now add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Vanilla extract can be added now.
  8. Once the mixture is beaten well, add the sieved flour in small quantities and beat mixture till well blended.
  9. Mix the cooked dates pulp and the molasses and beat well till it is uniformly distributed in the batter.
  10. Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, checking after 20 minutes. Keep a close watch after that and remove the pudding from the oven as soon as a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. While the pudding is in the oven, make the toffee sauce.
  12. When done, cool the pudding on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  13. After 5 minutes poke the pudding with a skewer and pour half of the warm toffee sauce all over the pudding.
  14. Keep it aside for about 20 minutes.
  15. Cut it into pieces and serve with some more toffee sauce and custard, whipped cream or ice cream as you wish.
  16. To make the toffee sauce
  17. Heat the butter and sugar till the sugar melts. Add molassess and simmer for a minute.
  18. Add cream and simmer till it reaches the right consistency (similar to warm honey). It might take only 2-3 minutes. Leave it to cool.
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/sticky-toffee-pudding/