Sticky date pudding with maple sauce

Recipe from: 6/1/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 14
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • 375
    ml
    dates, stoned and finely chopped
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 125
    ml
    butter
  • 250
    ml
    soft brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 500
    g
    cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 250
    ml
    walnuts or fresh pecan nuts, finely chopped
  • SAUCE
  • 150
    ml
    cream
  • 250
    ml
    maple syrup
  • 1
    vanilla pod, split in half lengthwise, or 10 ml essence
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 180 °C.
Divide dates into two equal portions and place in separate bowls.
Add bicarbonate of soda to one bowl and pour boiling water over.
Mix and leave to cool.
Cream butter and sugar together and beat eggs thoroughly.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt and fold into creamed mixture.
Add nuts and dry portion of dates, mixing well to blend.
Stir in bicarbonate of soda and date mixture and mix thoroughly.
Place in a large baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes.
SAUCE:
In a medium saucepan, mix together the cream and maple syrup, adding the vanilla pod.
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the vanilla pod, scrape the seeds into the sauce and discard the pod.
Pour sauce over pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Serve hot with whipped cream.

Cook's note:
If you use vanilla essence, add it at the end of cooking time.

 

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