Sticky Date Pudding

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After a lot of deliberation, I got to doing the Blogging Marathon #90 this month. Two reasons – this month-end, I am travelling home and I won’t be able to participate. Also, September is the mega marathon, and I won’t be able to take that month as well, considering I will still be in my holiday off-mood. So I thought, instead of giving a long break, I will jump in and do it this time. I wasn’t sure how I am going to handle it, but wanted to do it, come what may be. The first theme I chose was “Single Serve Desserts”. I had far too many ideas and it confused me all the more. I tried to keep it as simple as possible not to defeat the purpose of the theme. πŸ˜€

 

With everybody exercising portion control these days, desserts being made for single servings is always the best. At least, it will ensure that we have just what is given to us and not more than it. Making the Sticky Date Pudding was on my agenda for a really long time. When at the start of the year, I decided to take help with regards to my weight, the last dessert I had was this pudding. I was craving for it, so baked it one night and relished two of them with big scoops of ice cream on my own. I am still happy I did it – it really craved my sugar demons and I have lost a lot of weight and inches during the last five plus months of consistent good eating and workout. More about that, in a later post, for now let’s concentrate on this pudding…

 

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Sticky Date Pudding is a classic Australian favorite, just like the Lamingtons are. Somehow, I have never been a fan of anything with caramel. But once during a binge TV watching session, I saw one chef bake these pudding in individual moulds and that piqued my interest. The barrel shaped brown color pudding, with the big scoop of ice cream and the sauce oozing from top to bottom had me literally salivating. I bought disposable moulds from a nearby supermarket and stocked it to use when my mood kicks in. And it did, when my head told my heart, this is the last time I follow you until further notice. πŸ˜€

 

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When I had not much of work on a weekend night, I got to making them and they came through together rather quickly. Since these puds are had warm, you don’t even have to cool them! Once it is baked, just allow them to reach a temperature where you can eat without burning your mouth, pour the warm syrup and the super cold ice cream – and there you are, a treat! The sugar used is very minimal, even the dates I used wasn’t that sweet, so make sure to adjust the sweetness to your taste buds.

 

All of us really loved it. I had two, my cousin, B and HD had one each, the girls had to share one and were irritated with me for not giving them one each. Did I know, they would like it! Each time I have cooked or baked thinking they would like it, they wouldn’t touch it! Hehe… I must say the sauce was really good. No, I am not bragging, all who had it poured it again and literally cleaned the pan! If you are thinking how the caramel, dates and ice cream would be, try it! I am sure you will get converted just like I did… πŸ™‚

 

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5 from 4 votes

Sticky Date Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 175 gm pitted dates chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 75 gm butter softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 gm all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • FOR SAUCE:
  • 200 ml whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 60 gm butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place dates and water and bring it to boil. Add the soda. It will start bubbling up. Switch off the flame, and set aside for 15 minutes. With a wooden spatula, break the dates till smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease 6 ramekins and set aside. Keep a roasting tray handy.
  • Cream the butter and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients. Add into the beaten mixture along with the dates mixture and fold in till combined.
  • Divide equally into the ramekins, fill till 2/3 full. Keep into the tray and pour hot water into it, an inch level.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Take off from the tray and cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the ingredients for the sauce into a saucepan. Cook on low flame till it is a homogenous mixture.
  • Flip the pudding onto the serving plate. Generously pour the sauce. Top with a scoop of ice cream. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can bake this in one 8 inch tray, to cut and serve.
This pudding is best when served warm.
In case you have leftovers, you can cover the cake in its mould and freeze it for upto three months. To use, thaw, warm in microwave for a minute to two, serve with sauce and ice cream.

 

 

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  1. Yummmyy Rafeee… Bookmarked ur recipe…. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Fajee… πŸ™‚

  2. That looks seriously delicious! I like that you paired it with 2 scoops of ice cream!! And, my kids are the same! Every time I make something thinking they will love it, they just don’t want anything to do with it!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am so glad to hear of someone going through my same pains! Hehe… Thank you so much Beulah…

  3. So yummy! It almost reminds me of X’mas πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie… πŸ™‚

  4. Babitha costa says:

    yummy pudding

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Babitha…

  5. Read your recipe… It’s easy to try and looks Soo Soo delicious. In’sha’Allaah will try soon πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      JazakAllah Khair Farheen… πŸ™‚

  6. That looks just too tempting!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Kanak…

  7. The names itself sounds delicious. I really like the texture of these cups, both inside and out.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Varada…

  8. The whole dessert looks so sinful Rafeeda. Simply stunning and I won’t mind having it myself!..Nice to know you indulged yourself with this before getting into your diet. I must say that’s a great transformation, great going. Do share your notes on that soon..:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe…. I had to do that to stay sane during all these months! Still a long way to go… Thank you so much Valli… πŸ™‚

  9. My goodness Rafeeda! I MUST make these!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You should, Henna!

  10. Fabulous looking date pudding,love the color and texture of it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nalini…

  11. oh what a luscious pudding – and since dates are so healthy I wouldnt mind indulging in this

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Mir…

  12. That is definitely a very sinful dessert. I have caramel haters in my family but if this dessert makes them rethink, I might have to try.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Harini…

  13. 5 stars
    Wow, this dates pudding looks so delicious. With those sauce and the icecream on the side,i’m sure that this desert would be awesome without any doubt. Bookmarked to try!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sandhiya…

  14. Thats an irresistible pudding, hard to resist to this sticky date pudding. Am an ardent fan of sticky puddings and date pudding is in my to do list since a while. Irresistible dessert.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  15. code2cook says:

    5 stars
    wow this date pudding looking so sinful. Is it more like a date cake? I am sure with vanilla ice cream it must have tasted heavenly. lovedd it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much dear… yes it is like a date cake with butterscotch sauce…

  16. 5 stars
    Mmm…this sticky date pudding sounds amazing. I’m just drooling over this. I love the taste of caramel sauce and whenever make it, can’t resist to lick it πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ritu…

  17. Interesting name and the pudding…Looks so yummy!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  18. 5 stars
    I am yet to make this classic sticky date pudding, yours turned out amazing Rafeeda.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sapana…

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