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Sticky Toffee Pudding

On June 30, 2017

When I see a chocolate fondant and a sticky toffee pudding on the same menu I seriously struggle to
choose between the two. This is one of my all-time favourite pub desserts. It legit tastes like a proper
pub-made one, too.

PREP: 15 mins,
plus soaking time
COOK: 45 mins

Ingredients
200g pitted dates
190g butter, roughly cubed
100g golden caster sugar
3 eggs
30g black treacle
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g self-raising flour
120g soft light brown sugar
200ml double cream
ice cream, to serve optional

Equipment
22 x 15cm baking dish
food processor

Method
Place the dates into a large bowl, pour over 175ml of boiling water and leave to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes (you might find that if you have very dry dates they benefit from a
further 15 minutes).

Preheat your oven to 180C (fan 160?/gas mark 4) and line the baking dish with baking parchment.

Place the dates and all of the soaking liquid into a food processor. Add 100g of the butter, the golden caster sugar, eggs and treacle. Blitz until pretty much smooth dont worry if it looks as if the butter and eggs are splitting; it will all come good.

Add the bicarbonate of soda and self-raising flour and blitz until you reach a smooth consistency. Tip the batter into the lined baking dish. Spread the batter out so it is fairly even and then slide into the oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Place the remaining 90g of butter into a saucepan with the soft light brown sugar and double cream, and bring slowly to the boil while stirring regularly. Boil the sauce for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.

When the cake is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and prick it all over with a fork. Pour over about 4 tablespoons of the sauce and spread it over the top of the cake. Let the cake stand for 5 minutes, then remove from the dish, cut into squares and serve up with the remaining toffee sauce and ice cream, if you really want to push the boat out.

Cooking for Family & Friends cover imageRecipes extracted from Cooking for Family & Friends by Joe Wicks. Available now, Bluebird, RRP $44.99. Buy the book here.

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