Cape brandy pudding

Recipe from: 6/1/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 17
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • 250
    g
    dates
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 115
    g
    butter or margarine
  • 200
    g
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 240
    g
    flour
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 100
    g
    chopped walnuts
  • Syrup
  • 240
    g
    sugar
  • 15
    g
    butter
  • 180
    ml
    water
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 125
    ml
    brandy
 

Method

 
Chop the dates and divide into 2 equal portions. Add bicarbonate of soda and boiling water to one half. Stir well and leave to cool.
Cream together butter and sugar, add beaten eggs and mix well.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Fold into butter mixture.
Add the second portion of dates, together with the nuts. Stir in the date and bicarbonate of soda mixture, Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
Turn batter into a large ovenproof dish or two 22 cm pie plates.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 ºC.
Meanwhile, make the syrup. Heat sugar, butter and water together for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla essence, salt and brandy.
Pour syrup over hot tart when it comes out of the oven.
Serve hot or cold with custard or thick cream.
 

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