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HLV's Easy and Delicious Sticky Date Pudding Recipe - Perfect For a Winter Date Night

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

I love Sticky Date Pudding and every time I make it, it starts a brand new love story with whomever tastes it. This recipe is one that my family has made every winter since I was very little. It's so good that years ago, I was willing to bug my Mum while on her vacation to send me the recipe and recently, my brother urgently messaged me at 6am in the morning for it. Dates are considered a symbol of power, triumph, abundance and faith, which makes Sticky Date Pudding a great dessert to make for the holidays, date nights, or really any day of the year. The secret to this recipe is getting the braising just right on the caramel, so that it keeps its runny gooey goodness with a slight tough stickiness that's oh so perfect, everyone will love it. Enjoy!

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Sticky Date Pudding Recipe

5.5oz Pitted Dates, chopped

1 tsp Baking Soda

11 Tbsp Butter (6.5 Tbsp pudding + 4.5 Tbsp topping)

1 medium Egg

1 cup White Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 1/2 cup Plain Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Whipping Cream

Optional: Vanilla Ice-Cream (for a la mode)

1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 33 x 20 cm flameproof serving dish.

2: Combine chopped dates, baking soda and 1 3/4 cups boiling water in a bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.

3: Using an electric mixer on medium, beat 6.5 tbsp of the butter in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in white sugar. Add egg and vanilla essence. Beat until blended.

4: On a low speed, add floured baking powder. Add date mixture and beat until evenly combined (mixture will be thin). Pour into dish and bake 25-30 minutes OR until golden and when stabbed, skewer comes out clean.


5: Bring brown sugar, cream and 4.5 tbsp butter to boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Set aside and preheat the broiler or grill. (Note: Make a double batch if you want to keep half as a sauce like the picture).

6: Pour brown sugar mix evenly over hot pudding. Grill as close as possible to the element for 30 seconds or until bubbly. Cool for 15 minutes and serve with cream or ice-cream.

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For another scrumptious winter bake recipe idea we love, check out HLV's 3-Berry Crumble.

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