Yum : Sticky Date Pudding

I was hoping to post a savoury recipe this week, but I haven’t made any interesting meals.  Meat and three veg tend to be a bit of a staple around here.  Boring I know!

So today we have more ‘sweety treats’ – a delicious dessert that is very naughty.

Sticky Date Pudding

  • 170 g dates – stoned and chopped
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 300 ml boiling water
  • 60 g butter
  • 170 g castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 170 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla


  • 400 g brown sugar
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 250 g butter
  • 1 vanilla bean – split


  • Pre-heat oven to 180c and butter an 18 cm square cake tin or similar
  • Mix dates and bicarbonate of soda.  Pour over water and leave to stand
  • Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Fold flour in gently, then stir in date mixture and vanilla and pour into prepared tin
  • Bake in centre of oven for 30 – 40 minutes until cooked, when tested with a skewer
  • To make the sauce, bring all the ingredients to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Remove vanilla bean
  • Pour a little sauce over warm pudding and return to oven for 2 – 3 minutes so sauce soaks in
  • Serve pudding and pass extra sauce.

One comment on “Yum : Sticky Date Pudding

  1. Tim
    Tuesday, 27 November 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    One of my favorites! An oldie but a goodie!

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