Saturday, 11 July 2015

Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Winter is comfort food time and well nothing says comfort food like Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee sauce!

This recipe can either make one LARGE pudding or 4 smaller ones that are easily cooked in foil containers and frozen for later.

I love these foil trays, they are great for freezer meals, easy to freeze and stack and in this case easy to bake a pudding or cake in.

I love this pudding.  It is so easy to make, stick it all in a food processor and your away.

300gm Pitted Dates
1 1/2 teaspoons bi carb soda
1 1/2 cup boiling water
150gm butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
3 eggs

150gm butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup cream

Roughly chop your dates.

Place dates, bi carb and water in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.

Place dates, butter and sugar in food processor and blend until smooth.

Place flour and eggs in processor with date mixture and blend.

Spread batter into the foil trays or buttered baking dish.

Bake in 180C pre heated oven 20 minutes for smaller trays 30 for larger trays or 40 to 60 for a full sized baking dish.  Allow to cool totally prior to pouring toffee sauce over if freezing.

In a saucepan combine butter, sugar and cream.  Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.

If freezing allow to cool prior to pouring over cold puddings, cover and freeze.

If serving straight away, serve with either ice cream or cream.


  1. Kate, when you're using the small foil trays do you spray or grease them first before adding the batter?

    from Kate Australia.

    1. Hi Kate :) No I don't grease the trays first the cake still comes out of the tray nicely without.