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Once A Week Kitchen - How To Make Sticky Toffee Pudding

A wonderfully rich and indulgent pudding - true comfort food! An ideal alternative to Christmas Pudding!
Ingredients
  Self raising flour 8 Ounce
  Soft brown sugar 6 Ounce
  Soft margarine 4 Ounce
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 4
  Coffee essence 2 Teaspoon
  Dates 8 Ounce, chopped
  Boiling water 1⁄2 Pint
For topping
  Soft brown sugar 3 Ounce
  Margarine/Butter 2 Ounce
  Single cream 3 Tablespoon
For greasing
  Margarine 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease a baking tin.

MAKING
2. In a large bowl, mix together margarine and sugar, until well incorporated.
3. Break the eggs in, one at a time, mixing after every addition.
4. In a medium bowl, place flour and the soda bicarbonate, sift in this mixture to the egg - sugar mixture, using a spoon carefully fold the flour in.
5. Pour in the coffee essence and the dates, stir to mix. Add boiling water, mix until the mixture is smooth.
6. Pour the mixture to the prepared tin. Bake at 375F for 40 minutes.
7. In a pan, place margarine, single cream and soft brown sugar, heat on low heat until melted, stir constantly.
8. When the pudding is baked, using a fork, poke several holes, pour the prepared sauce in. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.

SERVING
9. Cut into equal sized squares and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pudding
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Not everyone likes Christmas pudding cause it is loaded with dried fruits and if you are a vegetarian, Christmas pudding made with suet is not meant for you. Here is a great alternative to Christmas pudding that is equally rich and indulgent and special enough to put on the Christmas dinner table. It is gooey, sticky, dark, rich, date-filled, drenched in thick toffee sauce and can easily become your favorite holiday dessert.

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