Sticky Date Pudding Recipe
Sticky Date Pudding is a rich and delish dessert that you can make at home with just a handful of ingredients. If you have kids at home, then try this recipe as soon as possible and we are sure that they will love it for sure. From birthdays and anniversaries to parties and special occasions, this Sticky Date Pudding is the perfect dish to make and serve to your guests and loved ones.
The star ingredient of this recipe is Dates, as they help in giving the signature gooey texture to the pudding. It is best to use King Medjoul Dates in this recipe, however, you can use any other Date variety as well.
Dates make one of the healthiest and most nutritious snack options. They give a rich texture to any kind of dessert they are being used in. In this recipe, a special Caramel Sauce prepared using brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and vanilla extract elevates the flavours of the Date Pudding. If you love trying out new recipes at home, then bookmark this recipe right away. Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be by leaving a comment in the section below. Happy Cooking!
How to make Sticky Date Pudding
Step 1 Preheat the oven and preparing the baking tin
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a 7 cm deep, 22 cm (base) cake pan.
Step 2 Soak dates in boiling water
Place dates and baking soda into a bowl. Pour them into 1.5 cups of boiling water and allow them to stand for 20 minutes.
Step 3 Beat the ingredients with a mixer
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Step 4 Mix all the ingredients
Add this mixture into the soaked dates mixture along with flour. Using a large metal spoon, fold through the date mixture and flour until well combined.
Step 5 Ready to be baked
Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 6 Caramel sauce preparation
Combine all ingredients- brown sugar, butter, heavy cream and vanilla extract in a saucepan. Keep the heat medium and cook while stirring often, until the sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
Step 7 Do final plating and serve
Pierce pudding all over with a skewer. Pour 1/2 cup of warm sauce over the warm pudding. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Cut the pudding into six equal pieces and pour the remaining sauce on them before serving. Enjoy!