Comfort food anyone? Our Food Editor has done it again with her Self-saucing Sticky Date Pudding recipe. It’ll warm your belly and your heart, and it’s one the whole family can make and enjoy! Easy!
Guest post by Janelle Bloom from Culinary in Bloom.
250g pitted dried dates, chopped
3/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1½ cups self-raising flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup milk
100g butter, melted
Ice cream or cream – to serve
11/4 cup brown sugar
11/2 tbs (this is 6 teapsoons) cornflour (see tip)
21/2 cups boiling water
2 tbs golden syrup
Step 1 – Grease an ovenproof dish (8-cup capacity, about 20 x 27cm base measurement).
Step 2 – Combine the dates and boiling water in a saucepan and bring to simmer. Simmer 3 minutes until dates have absorbed water and softened. Remove from the heat and stir in bicarb. Set the mixture aside to cool for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced).
Step 3 – Combine flour and brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
Step 4 – Add the milk, eggs and butter to the cooled date mixture.
Step 5 – Stir the date mixture into the flour mixture until smooth.
Step 6 – Spoon into prepared dish. Smooth the top.
Step 7 – Combine the brown sugar and corn flour; sprinkle evenly over pudding mixture.
Step 8 – Combine water and golden syrup in jug, then slowly pour over top of pudding mixture.
Step 9 – Place the dish onto a tray and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a spongy cake forms on top and sauce is runny underneath.
Step 10 – Remove from the oven and allow it to stand for 5 minutes. Serve with cream, ice cream or both!
- The size of the dish is important when making a self-saucing pudding. To measure in cups the size of your dish, fill the dish to the top with water, the number of cups it takes to fill your dish is its capacity (be kind to our water, tip the water on the garden not down the sink after measuring it 😊😊)
- I prefer not to use the gluten free cornflour. It doesn’t thicken as well as the regular cornflour which is the no name brand from supermarket.
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