Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This English dessert is a moist cake filled with dates and drenched in caramel sauce, served warm and topped with whipped cream. It is on many restaurant menus in England, especially in the Lake District where author Beatrix Potter lived. She wrote and illustrated many well-known children’s books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit. My recipe comes from one of my favorite tea cookbooks—The Great Tea Rooms of Britain, by Bruce Richardson.



Sticky Toffee Pudding

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup pitted dates, tossed with 1 tbsp. flour
7 tbsp. unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup boiling water
5 tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. heavy cream
Whipped cream for topping

Heat the oven to 350ยบF. Butter an 8x6-inch baking dish. (I used an 8x8-inch pan)
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl; set aside. Chop the dates fine; toss with 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl.

Beat 4 tablespoons of butter and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg along with a little of the flour mixture; beat for 1 minute. Beat in remaining flour mixture.

Add dates, baking soda and vanilla to the 1 1/4 cups boiling water, stirring to combine; add to batter, beating until well blended. Pour batter into a prepared baking dish; bake until set and well browned on top, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack.

Heat broiler. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons butter, the brown sugar and the 2 tablespoons heavy cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat to simmering; simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; pour topping over pudding. Place pudding in broiler, about 4 inches from source of heat; broil until top is bubbly, about 1 minute. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Have you tried Sticky Toffee Pudding? Be sure to share the blessing with a friend!

Cheers,

Deb

Join us in celebrating our 2nd Stitches Thru Time birthday!


18 comments:

  1. It's freezing cold here today. This would be perfect served hot.

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    1. I agree! Especially with a steaming cup of tea.

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    1. When you get settled in your new home, you'll have to celebrate with Sticky Toffee Pudding!

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    1. I know you'll enjoy it. Ice cream is fun to try with it too!

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  4. No I haven't tried Sticky Toffee Pudding, but we have a date cake that is similar :)
    Looks & sounds like a tasty treat!

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    1. I'll have to try a date cake recipe and compare. Thanks for the idea, Deanna!

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  5. Been to the Lake District and ate some while there. Yummy!

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    1. You've visited the Lake District! I think it's one of the prettiest places in England. And what can be better than tea and Sticky Toffee Pudding?

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    2. Tea and this pudding sounds great. I have never had this but I have had something similar

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  6. I'm not sure. I think I've had Figgy toffee pudding.

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    1. Figgy Toffee pudding would be very similar, I'm thinking. Maybe I'll substitute figs for the dates and compare next time I make my recipe!

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    2. I would thinks so. Let us know how it turns out. :)

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  7. This looks so good. I really wish I liked dates. It's a mental thing; I just can't do them. :)

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  8. Chocolate chips? Or walnuts? I think either of those or BOTH might taste great!

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    1. Oh, I can definitely go for either of those. :) Thanks for the suggestions. Very smart.

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  9. Definitely want to try this. Looks delicious

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