Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sweet and Sticky

The best recipes are those that are handed on by friends or family....this is one of them.

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch sauce

1 3/4 cup coarsely chopped seeded dates
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
60g butter
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour

Butterscotch Sauce
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup cream
200g butter

1. Preheat oven to 180 d. Grease deep 20cm round cake pan, line with baking paper.
2.Combine dates and the water in medium saucepan, bring to a boil, remove from the heat, add soda,stand 5 minutes. Blend mixture until smooth.
3. Beat butter,sugar and one of the eggs in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in remaining egg. Stir in sifted flour and then date mixture.
4. Pour mixture into pan, bake 55 minutes. Stand pudding 10 mins before turning top side up,onto wire rack.
5. Meanwhile , make butterscotch sauce.
6. Serve pudding warm with sauce.

Butterscotch Sauce. Combine ingredients in medium saucepan; stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved. Simmer 3 minutes.

Serves 6
Oh my goodness it was good....sweet , sticky and very filling.

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