Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce

    1 hour 45 min

    This is one of those recipes that mum always made and everybody loved. I've made this so many times and everybody loves it. It's easy to make and even easier to eat!

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    Serves: 10 

    • Pudding
    • 250g pitted dates
    • 300ml water
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 60g butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 160g self raising flour
    • Butterscotch sauce
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 120g butter
    • 350ml whipping cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. For the pudding: Put dates and water in saucepan and bring it to the boil. Once it starts to boil add the bicarb and lower the heat (be careful that it doesn't boil over). Simmer for a few seconds and then remove it from the heat.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar in a blender or food processor adding eggs one at a time to get a smooth consistency. Add the vanilla.
    3. Pour in the date mixture and puree slightly before adding the flour and processing for around 20 seconds.
    4. Grease a 1.5 litre pudding bowl and pour the mixture into the bowl. Cover the pudding with a greased piece of greaseproof paper or foil.
    5. Put the bowl inside a covered steamer for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
    6. Butterscotch Sauce: About 30 minutes before the pudding is finished put brown sugar, butter, cream and vanilla in a saucepan and stir gently at a very low heat until smooth (be careful not to beat it or it will candy and don't boil it or it will curdle).
    7. Serve the warm pudding with the warm butterscotch sauce over top. Enjoy!

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    Reviews in English (7)


    Made this and I loved it with sauce and icecream, boyfreind loved it but said next time he would skip the sauce as it's too rich he would replace sauce with berries next time.  -  19 Jul 2010


    Made this with a friend as an emergency 'we need a pudding' whilst the rugby was on! Threw it all together at half time and OMG it was foolproof!! Tasted amazing, texture was perfect and just left it steaming whilst we enjoyed the rest of the game and afew drinks and voila it was deee-lish!  -  19 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    really delicious pudding and so easy to make. all the family loved it - a very large 10 out of 10! Highly recommended...!  -  02 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)