Spiced Cape brandy pudding

Recipe from: 25 June 2015
recipes, south african, bake, pudding

Ingredients 22
Servings
Time 00:25
  • 150
    g
    solid packed dates, chopped
  • 150
    g
    Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1
    tsp
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 130
    g
    butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4
    cup
    demerara sugar
  • 1/4
    cup
    treacle syrup
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2
    cup
    flour
  • 1
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 1
    tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2
    tsp
    mixed spice
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • 1
    cup
    chopped pecan nuts
  • BRANDY SAUCE:
  • 4
    Tbs
    butter
  • 1,25
    cup
    granulated sugar
  • 320
    ml
    water
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks, roughly broken
  • 1
    vanilla pod, split and seeds removed
  • pinch salt
  • 160
    ml
    brandy
 

Method

00:55
 

Preheat the oven to 180º C.

Grease a large (22cm x 35cm) oven-proof baking dish. Place the dates and bicarbonate of soda in a heatproof bowl. Pour the boiling water over the dates and stir through. Set aside for at least 10 minutes for the dates to soften and cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, demerara sugar and treacle syrup. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt. Beat on a low speed to combine. Fold through the soaked dates and pecan nuts. Spoon into the prepared dish and bake for about 50-55 minutes. Before removing from the oven, always check with a skewer for doneness.

In the meanwhile, make the syrup. Place the butter, granulated sugar, water, cinnamon sticks and vanilla seeds and pod in a small saucepan. Bring up to the boil and simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce slightly. Remove from the heat and add a pinch of salt and the brandy.

Pour the hot syrup over the tart as soon as it comes out of the oven. Serve the brandy pudding warm with softly whipped cream, custard or vanilla bean ice cream.

Serves 16-20.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Bibby's Kitchen@36. To see more recipes, please click here.
 
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