Monday, March 5, 2012

Sticky Date Pudding






Jane's corner

Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances; and during part of that time, Mr. Darcy had been standing near enough for her to overhear a conversation between him and Mr. Bingley, who came from the dance for a few minutes to press his friend to join it.
``Come, Darcy,'' said he, ``I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance.''
``I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner. At such an assembly as this, it would be insupportable. Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.''
``I would not be so fastidious as you are,'' cried Bingley, ``for a kingdom! Upon my honour I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life, as I have this evening; and there are several of them, you see, uncommonly pretty.''
``You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,'' said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.

Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen (1818)






I 'm also linking this recipe to the blog hop event Cook Like A Star (March 2012) organized by Bake for Happy Kids

Sticky Date Pudding

Ingredients: serves 6
1 ½ cup  chopped  dates
1 cup  boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
100g butter, chopped
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup  self-raising  flour
Thick cream

Toffee sauce
150g butter, chopped
1 cup liquid cream
1 ½ cup  brown sugar

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 180ºC . Grease cake pan .


2) Place  dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl & allow to stand for 5 minutes.

3) Place the date mixture in  food processor with  butter & sugar . Blend or  process till well combined.


4) Add in eggs , flour & blend till all combined. Pour into  cake pan .

5) Bake for 30–35 minutes & let it to cool for 10 minutes. Cut into squares. 

To make toffee sauce:


7) Place butter, cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and keep on stirring till the butter is fully melted. Bring to the boil till thickened slightly. Pour over puddings and top with a dollop of thick cream. HEAVENLY





Bon Appetit


56 comments:

  1. Kit look delicious this pudding:)

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  2. I had to pause awhile writing this comment because I was speechless seeing your cake.

    Your cake is awesome! Sticky date pudding is in my to-baked list for ages. Heard lots of great review about this DH recipe and hoping to get a chance to bake this cake too.

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    1. Ghee! Thanks Zoe! I myself can't believe how delicious this pudding is! This has totally changed my mind about puddings! I feel like baking another one this weekend!hahahah It's really worth the try & it's an easy recipe.

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  3. Looks delish and the pictures are wonderful too! Great job! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Serena for your lovely compliment. You too have a lovely week! : )

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  4. I've made this with a similar recipe...so delicious! I poke holes in the cake after it bakes and then pour the toffee over the cake. It soaks right into the centre! Mmmm...

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    1. Ya, you're right! It's even better that way actually! Great mind think a like. Thanks for dropping by! : )

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  5. I have always wanted to try this, but I will need to make it myself! I have never seen this dessert on any menu here in the US. Yours does look delicious and I am inspired. Also, I will need to spend more time looking into these delicious links of the blog hop. Have a nice evening!

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    1. Thanks Tina for your lovely comment. It's really worth the try & it's so delicious . I still can't believed that I'm liking puddings! Especially this one!

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  6. that looks so tempting! my only request would be for a bigger dollop of cream on top ;)

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    1. LOL...I did added more cream on top when ate it! It tasted heavenly with the cream! My hubby & sons ate all before I have a chance to have another piece!! Gosh! Feel like baking another one!!!!!

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  7. Gorgeous cake! I've always wanted to taste this...as how can anything named sticky pudding be bad??? I'm hoping I can get around to baking a Donna Hay recipe and join in on this blog hop :)

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! To tell the truth I was a bit skeptic at first but after tasting it, just one word for it.. delicious! I'm looking forward for your bakes for this blog hop! Have a nice day! :)

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    1. Do try it out! It's really a yummy recipe! : )

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  9. That looks just super delicious.!!!

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    1. Thanks Sumee for dropping by & your lovely words. Have a nice day! : )

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine ! It's not only looks yummy but tastes heavenly too! Have a lovely day ! : )

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  11. hi,coming over from cook like a star. Nice to know you. I'm seeing a perfect kind of pudding here..yeah agree.. most of the time i think we just got to make them to really know if we like it, we might just end up with surprises like in your case :)

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    1. Hi Lena , Thanks for dropping by. Ya, how true , one have to make, taste it & love it! It's indeed a delicious surprise!

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  12. Kit, it luks so yum.....great recipe dear

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  13. I love dates, so this looks so very delicious!

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    1. Thanks Amy for your lovely words. It's really a surprise to me that it tasted soo good! : )

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  14. It looking yum tasty dear......book marked...nice space vth great recipes.happy 2 visit here......

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  15. Thanks Maha for dropping by & your nice words. Glad that you like my space & hope to see you again! Have a lovely day! : )

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  16. This looks really tempting and moist. I love it!

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    1. Thanks , I was a bit worried that it will turn out to dry but it looks good & amazingly yummy especially with the cream topping! : )

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  17. Looks deliciou...you can't really go wrong with sticky date pudding...everyone's favourite! :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura. You're right, I love the simplicity of the recipe & most of all the end result tasted extremely wonderful!! : ))

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  18. One of my all time favourites! I think dates should be more celebrated, they are so fantastic in puddings!

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    1. Thanks Laura for dropping by. Yes, they tasted so good in puddings that even me whose not into pudding are obsessed by it now! LOL

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  19. I'm not much of a pudding type either but, I must admit, your Sticky Date Pudding is quite tempting. I'm sure the toffee sauce is the "icing on the cake!"

    Thank you so much for sharing & visiting...I too am bookmarking:)

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    1. Thanks Louise for dropping by & your nice comment. Yes, the toffee & the cream are the 'icing on the cake'!! I've bookmarked some of your Oreos recipes too! Your blog is awesome! Love it! : )

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  20. I love dates, so I think that this pudding is for me.

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    1. Yes, this pudding is definitely for all the date lovers! Thanks for dropping by & have a lovely day! : )

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  21. Oh YUM! This is one of my favourite puddings! Perfect for this time of the year.I'm going to give this recipe a go...I know my OH would love it too. :0)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by!It's really worth the try , the end result is a very delicious surprise! *^

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  22. I am on a Donna Hay rant at the moment and this sticky date pud looks heavenly. Its is one of my favourites perfect for when the weather starts to cool.

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    1. Thanks Magnolia! Yes, perfect for the chilling months; It's such a wonderful comforting treat !

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  23. Oh my. That toffee sauce sounds incredible. Pure heaven!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, the toffee is so wonderful! YUM!

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  24. The pudding looks amazing! the toffee sauce makes it scores extra!

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    1. Thanks Ah Tze! You're right, the toffee was really a delight together with the cream! Simply YUMMY!

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  25. ahhh i just love pride and prejudice. its seriously my favorite jane austen novel! and darcy is such a heartthrob. hahaha.

    dates are sooo good. i could eat them all day. i like to stuff medjool dates with nut butter. sooo good. the date pudding bread looks delicious!

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  26. LOL...Ya, the enigmatic Mr. Darcy is everyone's favorite ! But I love the mysterious Captain Wentworth too! His love latter to Anne makes me cry!

    Thanks Junia for dropping by & for the tips . I'll definitely try stuffing the dates with but butter! Sounds yummy!

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  27. This is such a lovely recipe. I love dates but don't use them enough. Thanks for the inspiration. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites. Love the classics.

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    1. Thanks Kim Bee for your lovely words! Dates are actually a tasty fruit but we don't use that often. I came across only a few recipes with dates. I'm still looking for other dates recipes. I love the classic too. Thanks for dropping by & have a lovely day! :)

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  28. awesome..u made it perfectly........vl try this....
    Maha

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    1. Thank Maha. Glad that you like it! Do give it a go, it's really worth it & very simple to make! Have fun! =)

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  29. Hi Kit, your presentation is really gorgeous. I like the sticky pudding, wish I can have a bite now.Have a nice weekend. Regards

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    1. Thanks Amelia. I'll be glad to share this piece with you! You can drop by anytime ! have a lovely day, Amelia! =)

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  30. Thank you for sharing this recipe and i must try this soon..I just tried this pudding at a good steak restaurant in Melbourne, very good taste but a bit sweet,,I hope this recipe is not that sweet..

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    1. Thanks Sonia for dropping by. Well, actually this recipe is quite sweet too. May be you can reduce the amount of sugar in the pudding. Perhaps that will do.

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