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
280 grms self rising flour
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.
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.