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This is a simple to make , yummy sweet for all to enjoy.
Preheat oven at 160C.
Place 300 ml. water and 170 g. chopped dates into pot. Bring to boil. Turn off , then add 1 tsp. bi carb soda. Mix together, and set aside.
Cream 170 g. caster sugar and 60 g. unsalted butter with .5 tsp. vanilla essence.
Beat in 2 eggs , adding slowly.
Fold in 170 g. S.R.Flour.
Add date mixture (ok if it is still hot).
Butter a medium sized square or round dish ( approx. 22 cm.)
Pour in mixture , put in pre-heated oven , 160C.
Cook for 30-40 minutes , skewer at 30 minutes to check.
Put .5 cup cream, 200 g. brown sugar, 130 g. unsalted butter, .5 tsp. vanilla essence into a pot. Bring to the boil, and simmer for 3 minutes.
Pour one third of the sauce over the pudding when almost cooked , and place it back in the oven for 3 minutes. Retain remainder of sauce for serving.
Serve with whipped cream , icecream and the extra sauce !
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