Sticky date pudding

Now if I tell you I have never made sticky date pudding would you believe me?  
Well, I haven’t and after hearing how absolutely amazing it was the other night at the NCB I had to make it.
 
I can’t believe how easy it was to make and it was perfect to take when we went to a friend for dinner the other night.
 

Sticky date pudding
 
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Serves: 20cm cake
Ingredients
  • 220g chopped dates
  • 80ml hot water
  • 100g butter, room temperature
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 230g plain flour sifted
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 60ml milk
  • caramel sauce
  • 200g butter
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 250ml cream
Method
  1. place dates and hot water into a bowl, stir to combine and set aside
  2. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, grease a 20cm square cake tin or rectangular tin or small loaf tins
  3. place butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until light and fluffy
  4. add eggs one at a time and beat to combine
  5. add sifted baking powder and flour, dates and milk and beat until just combined
  6. spoon into tin and bake for about 35 min, or until cooked when tested with a skewer. if using smaller tins, check at 20 min mark
  7. to make sauce place butter, sugar and cream into a saucepan over a low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved
  8. turn up the heat slightly and allow to simmer until thickened, about 10min
  9. pour warm sauce over pudding and enjoy

 

Such a perfect winter treat.  Do you have a perfect winter recipe?

My all time favourite winter treat is definitely rice pudding.

Off you go, you know you want to make some sticky date pudding ♥

Cathie