Terribly Sticky Toffee Pudding

Terribly Sticky Toffee Pudding


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About this recipe: Forget the diet ladies. If you love puddings you'll never make anything else again!

DebCampion Nottinghamshire, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • For the pudding
  • 150g dried dates
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 165g golden caster sugar
  • 65g butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • For the toffee sauce
  • 265g dark brown sugar
  • 135g butter
  • 10 floz double cream

Prep:2hr  ›  Cook:43min  ›  Ready in:2hr43min 

  1. Put the dates and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and cover with the boiling water for 2 hours.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and sugar and then beat in the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla essence. Beat in the flour and baking powder. Stir in the date mixture (this will leave you with a runny mixture). Pour into a greased ovenproof dish and bake at 200 degrees C for 40 minutes, until the sponge springs back up when pressed. While the pudding is baking make the toffee sauce.
  3. To make the toffee sauce: Place all of the sauce ingredients (dark brown sugar, butter, double cream) in a pan; stir and bring to the boil for three minutes.
  4. When the pudding is cooked, prick with a skewer several times, then pour over the toffee sauce.

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Reviews (6)


Delicious. I made 1.5 x amount in a largeish rectanglar oven dish but only made 1 x sauce as this was enough served with custard too. It made about 14 generous helpings. - 01 Oct 2012


Turned out really well. Very straight forwards. My children really liked it. Definitely serves 8. - 22 Nov 2011


Don't buy the date syrup ready made as its really easy to make and I would imagine the ready made stuff probably has loads of sugar in it. Also you want the fibre from the dates in the cake for added texture and gooeyness! - 20 Jun 2011

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