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Individual sticky date puddings

Sweet, rich and utterly decadent, these gorgeous desserts are packed full of fresh dates and are beautiful enjoyed warm with a dollop of fresh cream or ice-cream.
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Butterscotch sauce


1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Grease 4 holes of a Texas muffin pan.
2.In a heat-resistant bowl, combine dates and water. Stir in soda. Set aside for 10 minutes.
3.In a bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well. Fold in sifted combined flours and date mixture.
4.Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked when tested with a skewer.
5.Meanwhile, to make butterscotch sauce, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until thickened slightly.
6.Serve puddings warm, drizzled with sauce. Accompany with cream and strawberries.

Texas muffin pans are 3/4 cup capacity. Use a regular 1/3 cup muffin pan, if preferred, and bake for 15-20 minutes. It will make about 8 puddings.


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