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Sticky date pudding

Don't forget the butterscotch sauce!
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So many tasty variations

1H 10M

This irresistibly rich all-time favourite dessert is so easy to make. The best part – that amazingly moreish butterscotch sauce.

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Caramel sauce


Sticky date pudding

1.Preheat oven 180°C/350°F. Grease a 22cm (9in) round cake pan; line base with baking paper.
2.Place dates, the water and soda in the bowl of a food processor; place lid on processor, stand for 5 minutes.
3.Add sugar and butter to date mixture; pulse mixture for 5 seconds or until dates are coarsely chopped. Add eggs, then flour; pulse mixture for 10 seconds or until all ingredients are combined. Scrape any unmixed flour back into mixture with a rubber spatula; pulse again to combine ingredients. Pour mixture into pan.
4.Bake pudding for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave pudding in pan for 5 minutes before turning, top-side up onto a plate.
5.Make caramel sauce.
6.Serve hot pudding with warm caramel sauce.

Caramel sauce

7.Stir sugar and cream in a medium saucepan over high heat until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium; simmer for 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced slightly. Whisk in butter, piece by piece, until melted. Remove from heat.

If preferred, make 8 individual puddings in a 1/3-cup muffin pan, and bake for 15-20 minutes.


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