Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee

Updated on December 31, 2019
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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

Sticky date pudding is one of my favorite desserts to make for the holidays.
Sticky date pudding is one of my favorite desserts to make for the holidays.

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!

Ingredients

For the pudding:

  • 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)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Take the pudding, spread the toffee mixture on top evenly and broiler for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is bubbly.
  6. Take the pudding out and let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Slice the pudding and place it on a serving plate.
  8. Enjoy pudding with a cup of coffee or tea.

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Pitted dates. Chop the dates into small pieces. Soak dates with baking soda and boiling water in a bowl for 15 minutes. Beat butter and sugar with a hand mixer until creamy. Combine egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and dates mixture. Beat the mixture until well combined. The batter should be thin. Pour batter into a greased baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until pudding is golden browned. After baked. Let pudding cool completely. To make the toffee: Combine the dark brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream on pan over medium heat. Boil until the mixture melted together. Slice the pudding and serve on a serving plate. Sticky toffee pudding is a perfect dessert for your family.
Pitted dates. Chop the dates into small pieces.
Pitted dates. Chop the dates into small pieces.
Soak dates with baking soda and boiling water in a bowl for 15 minutes.
Soak dates with baking soda and boiling water in a bowl for 15 minutes.
Beat butter and sugar with a hand mixer until creamy.
Beat butter and sugar with a hand mixer until creamy.
Combine egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and dates mixture.
Combine egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and dates mixture.
Beat the mixture until well combined.
Beat the mixture until well combined.
The batter should be thin.
The batter should be thin.
Pour batter into a greased baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until pudding is golden browned.
Pour batter into a greased baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until pudding is golden browned.
After baked. Let pudding cool completely.
After baked. Let pudding cool completely.
To make the toffee: Combine the dark brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream on pan over medium heat. Boil until the mixture melted together.
To make the toffee: Combine the dark brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream on pan over medium heat. Boil until the mixture melted together.
Slice the pudding and serve on a serving plate.
Slice the pudding and serve on a serving plate.
Sticky toffee pudding is a perfect dessert for your family.
Sticky toffee pudding is a perfect dessert for your family.

© 2017 Liza

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    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      23 months ago from USA

      Yes, I agree. You should try it!

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      RTalloni 

      23 months ago

      This would be an amazing treat to serve guests.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      2 years ago from USA

      Great!

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      Shaila Sheshadri 

      2 years ago

      This pudding looks delicious. I like dates. I will try this recipe once.

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