Monday, March 22, 2010

Dates Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Who doesn’t enjoy a buttery sticky date pudding smothered in Butterscotch Sauce? This sticky date pudding is an Australian favorite. You can find it on the menu at cafes, bistros and fine dining establishments alike with many variations but the classic pudding with sauce is how I like it best. This pudding is best eaten warm especially after a meal. It can be made days ahead and freeze well. All you have to do is warm it up in the microwave oven before serving. Carlos devours one of it right after it was out of the oven. It was that good. I will definitely make this again especially when I have guest over.


270 grms dates – seeded and chopped
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
113 grm /1 stick butter
120 grm brown sugar
3 eggs
280 grms self rising flour

Sauce :

4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Greased a baking pan, line with parchment paper and greased well.
2. In a mixing bowl, combined the chopped dates, baking soda and boiling water. Mix well and set it aside for 20 minutes.
3. In a mixer beat sugar and butter until light and creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add in the flour to the mixture and mix until combined.
4. Lastly add in the dates mixture. Mix well. Pour the batter in the baking pan and set pan in a larger baking pan. Add enough hot water to larger pan to reach halfway up sides of smaller pan and bake in middle of oven until a tester comes out clean, 35to 40 minutes. Remove smaller pan from water bath and cool pudding a rack.

For Sauce:

Combined all the sauce ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolved and butter melted. Bring the mixture to slow easy boil. Remove from heat the sauce will thickens as it cools down.


Elin Chia said...

No wonder Carlos devored it right after it came out the oven. I can see from here how yummy it is especially with the butterscotch how I wish I am just living next door! :p You will have one uninvited guest lol!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I never bake a cake with dates, this look so good, might try it one day.

Kitchen Corner said...

Oh! This is the English classic! It was few years back I had this sticky toffee pudding. That's a sweet memory for me.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

I bookmarked a few sticky date puddings to try out, and here you come up with yours! OMG, it looks so good! What type of dates did you use? Is it medjool?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

May I say this is a lovely desert and also a lovely plate. :D I love this when it is warm...really one of the choice comfort food. ;) Thanks for sharing this.

MaryMoh said...

This is one of my favourite cakes/puddings. It's the first one that I was introduced to when I landed in Scotland. I fell in love with it immediately......absolutely fabulous! Yours look very delicious.

ann low said...

This looks delicious with the sticky sauce. Must try this one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

mycookinghut said...

Ahh.. sticky date pudding.. a real British classic too. The one that I have is slightly different from this.. but I think yours is just as good by the looks of it ;)

~~louise~~ said...

I don't think I've ever had Sticky Date Pudding before. I'm sure I would remember. It looks so darn good! Note to self, add to someday list:)

Thanks for sharing...

Jun said...

sedap ya Gert...i have to put into d list, kna tunggu dates ade...can make for raya ni, masa tu dates banyak, hehe

Yasmin said...

They are so popular they are on every restaurants menu, sadly no one are serving anything that looks like yours! It looks fantastic!

Cheah said...

This dessert is stunning, no wonder your Carlos took one straightaway!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow Butterscotch sauce must have made the dates pudding taste even better!

Mary Bergfeld said...

This really does sound wonderful. I found your blog by chance, but once here I stayed awhile. I really like your recipes. I'll be back often to see what you have been cooking.

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, Carlos actually ate it without butterscotch sauce. This pudding is really soft and moist when warm.

Sonia, yes do give this a try. I am sure your kids would love this especially with the sinful sauce :)

Kitchen Corner, yes I ate this a long time ago too before making it.

Ju, thank you. Not sure what brand of dates I bought as I threw away the packaging already. Will check the next time I go to the supermarket.

Bee Bee, thank you. I got the plate from HomeGoods. I just love their things there.

Mary, the first time I ate this was in Australia and I was hook.

Anncoo, you are welcome.

Leemei, yes I understand the English people like this too :)

Louise, do try it if you have a chance. I am sure you are going to love it.

Jun, sekarang kat Malaysia tak ada jual dates yea?

Yasmin, thank you :)

Cheah, ha ha..he love sweet stuff

Angie, yes it is.

Mary, thanks for your comment and hope to see you again here.

Anonymous said...

HAHAH! indeed aussie thing. they got sticky date flavored yogurt!


ICook4Fun said...

Amelia, wow sticky date flavor yogurt. I would love to try that ha ha..