Recipe

Date and butterscotch self-saucing pudding

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Date and butterscotch self-saucing pudding
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 20 gram butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (70g) finely chopped dried seedless dates
Caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup (430ml) boiling water
  • 50 gram butter

Method

Date and butterscotch self-saucing pudding
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease 2-litre (8-cup) shallow ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Combine flour, sugar, butter, milk and dates in medium bowl. Spread mixture into dish.
  • 3
    To make caramel sauce; stir ingredients in medium heatproof jug until sugar is dissolved.
  • 4
    Pour caramel sauce slowly over back of spoon onto mixture in dish.
  • 5
    Bake pudding about 45 minutes or until centre is firm. Stand 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Self-saucing puddings are quite magical really, and the best thing of all is that they're complete when they come out of the oven. You only need a scoop of ice- cream, custard or cream for serving. Always let the pudding stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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