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Try Deb's Walnut & Sticky Date Pudding with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce & Walnut Praline from Week 3 of COME DINE WITH ME AUSTRALIA series 2.


  • 200gms pitted dates

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 3/4 tsp bicarb of soda

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 60gms soft butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup self raising flour

  • Extra butter to grease dariole moulds

  • Walnut Praline

  • 1 cup caster sugar

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • Vanilla Cream

  • 1 cup pouring cream

  • 1 Vanilla pod

  • Butterscotch Sauce

  • 50grm butter

  • 1 cup cream

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup brandy


  • 1.

    Put dates and water in saucepan and bring to boil, add bicarb and stir

  • 2.

    Cream sugar and butter add eggs, then cooled date mixture and walnuts, fold through flour lightly

  • 3.

    Fill 1/2 cup dariole moulds to 3/4’s, place in baking dish, fill with water to 1/2 way

  • 4.

    Bake in oven for approx 50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean

  • Walnut Praline:

  • 1.

    Melt caster sugar, swirling until golden brown, pour over walnuts on cooking paper lined tray

  • 2.

    Let cool and chop into pieces

  • Vanilla Cream:

  • 1.

    Split Vanilla pod, scrape out seeds add to cream

  • 2.

    Refrigerate and let infuse for as long as possible

  • Butterscotch Sauce:

  • 1.

    Put all ingredients except Brandy into saucepan over moderate heat, bring slowly to boil

  • 2.

    Simmer stirring occasionally until thick

  • 3.

    Add brandy, be careful the Brandy may flame, and simmer for another 2 minutes

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Posted by Report
Loved the show loved all the food you prepared. Was getting ready to print this and noticed there is now temperature advised. So can you please tell me what temperature is the oven set at? thanks Anita
Posted by Stacey70Report
Never in my life have I even wanted to try sticky date pudding, but Deb's recipe has made me want to try it so badly! A treat for the weekend perhaps :-)
Posted by Ann365Report
Hi Deb,
Could not find your fabulous cheese platter on web site.
Best wishes,
Posted by Ann365Report
Hi Deb, Can,t find your fabulous Cheese platter on web site?