January 18, 2013

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Sticky Toffee Pudding: Tried&Twisted

Prepare for a gooey sugar rush from the gods: Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Sticky Toffee Pudding: Tried&Twisted

This classic British cake-like dessert is served warm with toffee topping and ice cream on the side. Considering it's made of dates, you can practically claim that it's healthy. It contains fruit!

Ok, so maybe it's not healthy and maybe you don't really want to know how much butter is in it, but I promise this is a dessert worth bending your new year's resolution.

Sticky Toffee Pudding: Tried&Twisted
Ingredients:
1 cup & 1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup pitted dates
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Toffee Sauce:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 10-inch baking dish.
2. Sift flour and baking powder in bowl or in food processor to combine.
3. Chop dates fine. Place in a small bowl filled with boiling water and baking soda. Set aside to soak.
4. Blend butter and sugar in electric stand mixer until light and fluffy.
5. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until blended and smooth.
6. Gradually blend in flour mixture.
7. Add date mixture to batter and fold with spatula until blended.
8. Pour into a baking dish.
9. Bake until pudding cake is tan, set, and firm on top (about 35 minutes).
10. Remove from oven to let cool.
11. Combine butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar in a small heavy saucepan.
12. Heat toffee until boiling while stirring constantly.
13. Reduce heat to medium low heat until mixture thickens (about 8 minutes).
14. Drizzle half of the toffee over the pudding cake and place under the broiler until the toffee bubbles. The porous cake will soak up most of the toffee and leave a slightly crisp layer, like creme brulee.

Serve with ice cream and the remaining toffee drizzled on top for a warm treat.

Sticky Toffee Pudding: Tried&Twisted

Rating of Difficulty: 3 out of 5. While you could mix the batter by hand, it is easier with the right tools. Also, if you've never made toffee on the stovetop before, it might take a little practice to thicken without burning. Go ahead and give it a try and tell me what you think.

What's your favorite gooey dessert? If you share your fav, I may just make it for next time!

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15 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! I've never made anything with dates before. This might inspire me!

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    1. This was my first recipe with dates too. They really have a yummy flavor that reminds me a bit of chocolate-covered raisins. Enjoy!

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  2. I can attest to the deliciousness of this dessert! Have you ever tried bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with cream cheese? They are to die for, and they make great appetizers.

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    1. Oh my! I've never had that, but it sounds amazing! When is bacon or cream cheese not a good idea?

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  3. Oh, this looks so delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! I am thrilled to have you share with us. Your newest follower, too!

    Happy Friday and have a wonderful, creative weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and thank you for hosting the party! Your topiary this week is such a clever idea. Have fun decorating for Valentine's!

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  4. I can attest first hand to the amazing-ness of this recipe. It is one of the most incredibly sweet and delicious deserts I've ever tasted!

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  5. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thank you for the invite Cathy! I'll stop by today.
      Toodles,
      Sara

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  6. mmmm, this looks lovely. I'm adding it to my recipes to try :)

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    1. You'll love it, Heather! It's the fav at every party!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Sara

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  7. That looks so good! Have pinned & will try it, thanks. Popping over from #EmptyYourArchive

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you love it! It's delicious with some nice vanilla ice cream on the side.

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  8. Just made this for my family on Sunday AND they LOVED it!! Slip that one into the family favourite recipes.

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