Sticky Date Pudding with Brown Butter Toffee Sauce




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Sticky Date Pudding

Oh my!!! sticky date pudding!!! I have fallen in love... 
...with sticky date pudding with brown butter toffee sauce!
I have never liked dates since young. 
Those days (some 30-40 odd years ago), we would have dates once a year, during Ramadan. 
I have never liked them , as they were too overly sweet, dates were coated with syrup and dry.
I  didn't pay much attention to its country of origin :(

Much much later, years later.... traders started to bring in dates from Tunisia. Tunisian dates were much better  in quality, naturally sweet, moist and soft in texture. From then on, I craved for Tunisian dates every Ramadan. 

And in Perth, there is another type of dates on sale here all year round, its called Mejdool from sunny California, US. And these dates aren't cheap either :(. 
Due its ridiculous store pricing, I 'refused' to spend that much money on dates.
...but then, during the month of Ramadan, grocery stores will hold a special sale at halved their normal retail price. And when that happened, I'd buy the whole 2 1/2 kg  box home :D

Sticky Date Pudding
Sticky Date Pudding

I have been wanting to bake sticky date pudding for quite sometime, hesitated, as I can imagine how sweet it will turn out to be.
I have sweet tooth and I love... love all kind of sweet dessert.... but I can't take anything that is overly sweet... just a tad sweet that is all :D
I have tasted the store-bought sticky date pudding and it was .... :(

Apprehension....

To cut long story short...

I plucked my courage and chose to go with Ms Donna Hay for my first sticky date pudding bake. Her recipe is easy to follow :D

 Sticky date pudding turned out superb...it was a hit with everyone :D
...and I am drooling and craving for another round of sticky date puddings as my fingers hitting the keyboards ;P

Sticky Date Pudding


Sticky Date Pudding with Brown Butter Toffee Sauce

adapted with changes from Donna Hay

220g pitted Mejdool dates
250 ml boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
100 butter- chopped
125g dark brown sugar
2 eggs
150g flour
2 teaspoon baking powder

Brown butter Toffee sauce
150g butter
300ml cream
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 pinches of salt

Thick cream and crushed pecans for topping
  1. Pre heat oven to 180C. 
  2. Prepare a square baking dish of 20cm by 20 cm, lined with greaseproof paper. 
  3. Add boiling water, dates and bicarbonate soda and let it steep for 5 minute. 
  4. Add steeped dates, butter and sugar in the food processor and processed until well combined. 
  5. Add eggs
  6. Add flour and baking powder
  7. Blitz for few more minutes until combined. 
  8. Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean. 
  9. Cool in the pan before cutting.
Brown butter toffee sauce.
  1. Place butter in a saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Keep whisking. 
  3. Water content in butter will evaporate (Note butter will foam up then subside) leaving milk solids that start to brown. 
  4. Remove from heat and add cream and sugar. 
  5. Bring to boil then simmer until the mixture thicken.
Serve
Cut the sticky date pudding into squares, dollop some whipped cream, sprinkle some crushed pecans and drizzle some brown butter toffee sauce.


10 comments:

  1. That pudding looks ever so tempting! A devilish dessert.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Nothing can beat a classic sticky date pudding.. and yours look absolutely so delicious. Definitely a recipe that I must try.. thanks for sharing it!

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    1. an easy to follow recipe, you'll love it :D

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  3. This pudding looks so comforting and your shots are gorgeous!

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  4. I wish I could have a small slice now. It looks SUPERB!

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  5. I've seen a lot of desserts with dates, but to be honest, I don't know if I've tried any... I might have, but I don't remember well. Looking at this pudding, I really wish that I get to try it for the first time! :D Looks yummy!

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  6. Looks delcious! I am going to try it

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  7. OMG Lisa, this date pudding looks delicious...and the pictures are so pretty...awesome!
    Enjoy your week :D

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