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Easy winter pudding with a delicious sauce.


  • 60 grams unsalted butter

  • 190 grams/1 cup brown sugar - firmly packed

  • 2 eggs - beaten

  • 190 grams/1 cup pitted dates - chopped

  • 190 grams/1.5 cups Self Raising flour

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 cup water - boiling

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • Toffee Sauce

  • 100 grams unsalted butter

  • 150 grams brown sugar

  • .5 cup cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • 1.

    Preheat an oven to 160 degrees C.

  • 2.

    Spray oil a 25 cm round cake tin.

  • 3.

    In a medium mixing bowl add the brown sugar, unsalted butter, dates, vanilla essence and boiling water.

  • 4.

    Mix until the brown sugar and unsalted butter dissolve. Allow to cool before

  • 5.

    Adding the beaten eggs - stir continuously.

  • 6.

    Add the bicarbonate of soda and stir through.

  • 7.

    Sift the Self Raising flour and fold through the mixture until combined.

  • 8.

    Pour into the prepared cake tin and place in the oven for 20 minutes before reducing the heat to 140 degrees C for a remaining 20 minutes.

  • 9.

    Test with a skewer - it should come out clean.

  • 10.

    Allow to cool before removing from the tin and serving with the sauce and your choice of vanilla ice-cream or cream.

  • 11.

    Toffee Sauce

  • 12.

    Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil for 1 minute.

  • 13.

    Pour over pudding when serving.


Tastes great with vanilla bean ice-cream in front of an open fire.
Watch out for oven times as ovens do vary.

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Posted by SB109Report
If the mixture is a little runny because of the humidity, up to half a cup of flour can be added.