The Great Australian Bake Off

https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/24865/date-and-chestnut-puddings

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Go on, treat yourself to this indulgent, sweet dessert. 

Ingredients

  • 90g plain flour

  • 110g chestnut flour

  • Good pinch salt

  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder

  • 135g medjool dates, chopped

  • 6 ½ tsp date syrup

  • 270g whole, peeled and cooked, canned tree chestnuts

  • 70ml full cream milk

  • 250g unsalted butter

  • 210g brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 45ml thickened cream

  • To Serve

  • Dollop-style cream

Method

  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 180C. Grease pudding moulds with a little butter and place a piece of baking paper on the base of each one.

  • 2.

    Sift together flours, baking powder and salt. In the small bowl of an electric mixer, blitz the chestnuts to a large crumb. Stir the dates through the flour mix and then sift out.

  • 3.

    In a separate bowl mix together milk, cream and date syrup.

  • 4.

    Beat butter, sugar and salt together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs as well as the extra yolks a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix the flour and milk mixtures into the butter mixture in alternating batches. Fold through dates and chestnuts.

  • 5.

    Fill moulds ¾ full and cover with foil, tying with string.

  • 6.

    Place on a deep tray and pour in enough boiling water to come half way up the sides.

  • 7.

    Bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes.

Notes

This recipe has not been edited or tested by the Bake Off Food Department.

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