Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.
Delicious English Pudding
Yesterday, I baked a sticky English date pudding with toffee. It was delicious. The gooey and sticky toffee on top just melted in my mouth. The recipe was quite easy. If you like dates, this recipe is a must-try!
I love dates. They are so sweet and sticky. During our fasting month, we break the fast by eating dates and drinking water. It helps us avoid overeating once the fast is over. Dates are good for your health; they are rich in several vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Some health specialists have said that eating one date per day can be helpful for a balanced and healthy diet.
The first time I made this recipe it didn't come out perfectly—but this time, I nailed it. My husband loved it so much. He wants me to bake the pudding for Thanksgiving this year!
For the pudding:
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- 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
- 1 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 cup white granulated sugar (reduce the sugar if you prefer not sweet)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
For the syrup:
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar (reduce the sugar if you prefer not sweet)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a baking pan. In a medium bowl, combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water. Set aside. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, beat 6 tablespoons butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Reduce speed and add baking powder, and flour. Beating to combine. Add date mixture and beat until evenly combined.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes (baking time may vary) or until pudding is golden. Insert a toothpick in the center of pudding and if it comes clean, the pudding is cooked.
- To make the toffee: In a pan, combine the brown sugar, heavy cream, and 4 tablespoons butter. Bring it to boil over medium heat. Boil until the mixture melted together. Turn off the heat.
- Take the pudding, spread the toffee mixture on top evenly and broiler for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is bubbly.
- Take the pudding out and let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.
- Slice the pudding and place it on a serving plate.
- Enjoy pudding with a cup of coffee or tea.
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