Monday, 12 May 2008

Puddings - the winner as voted by you is....

Sticky Toffee Date Pudding.
So as promised, here is the recipe!

Sticky Toffee / Date Pudding
Serves at least 8

1 C seeded dried Dates
1 C Water
¼ C Soymilk
½ t Apple Cider Vinegar
½ C Margarine
1/3 C Brown Sugar
1 T Blackstrap Molasses
1 t Vanilla Essence
¼ C Soy Creamer
½ C Plain Flour
½ C Wholewheat Pastry Flour
¼ t Salt
1 t Baking Powder

¼ C margarine
¼ C Brown Sugar
¼ C Sugar
3 T Water

In a small pan soak dates in the water for 1 hour. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes. Stand off the heat a further 10 minutes. Process in blender or food processor to smooth liquid. Hold until required.
Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 6” Bundt Pan (or loaf pan, or 8” round). You can use individual small pans but you’ll have to adjust cooking times.
Combine soymilk with ACV and stand 5 minutes.
In a large bowl cream the margarine and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in the blackstrap and vanilla, mix well.
Add in order the soymilk mix, date mix and soy creamer, mixing well to combine between each addition.
Sift in the flours, salt and baking powder, stir to combine.
Pour mix into your prepared pan, and bake for 30 – 35 minutes until tests done.
While baking prepare your sauce – Boil all ingredients in a small pot for 10 – 12 minutes until reduced in half and thickened. Keep warm until required.
Once pudding is cooked remove from oven, keep in pan. Using a chopstick poke holes in the pudding about 1cm apart that go most of the way through – best not to go all the way through or the sauce doesn’t absorb as well. Spoon the hot sauce over the pudding, encouraging it to go down the holes you poked with the back of the spoon.
Stand in pan for 15 minutes so sauce can absorb. Turn out and serve warm.

If you have a really sweet tooth make double the sauce and use half to absorb and half as a sauce to serve.
I must say I am surprised no-one had any love at all for the Bread and Butter Pudding. This was really good!


Courtney said...

Yay for the date pudding! They all looked delicious, but since we had to pick just one I am glad this one won!


Erin said...

Holy moly, the sauce on that pudding is making my mouth water bigtime.