Monday, April 4, 2011

English Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • 1 cup plus 1 T. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup pitted chopped dates
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
Toffee sauce:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  Preheat oven to 350* F. grease 10 in round or square baking dish. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Chop the dates fine. Place in a small bowl and add the boiling water and baking soda, set aside. In a bowl of electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well. gradually beat in the flour mixture.Add the date mixture to the batter and fold until blended with a rubber spatula. pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake until pudding is set about 35 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack
Toffee sauce:
Combine the butter, heavy cream and sugar in a small heavy sauce pan, heat to boiling stirring constantly. boil gently over medium low heat about 8 minutes. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the sauce over the pudding. spread evenly over the top. Place pudding under broiler until the pudding is bubbly.about 1 minute. serve immediately spooned into dessert bowls. Drizzle with toffee sauce and top with a spoonful of whipped cream.

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