Monday, June 6, 2011

Sticky Date Pudding With Butter Scotch Sauce

It's a simple dessert, really.  But the whole family love it.  Less the boy who only eats chocolate of course. 

Reason why we don't make it often, we have to watch out waist lines.

Sticky Date Pudding with Butter Scotch Sauce

Serve 4 - 1/2 cup Metal Dariole Moulds

The pudding
100g Pitted dates, diced. 
160ml water
1/4 tsp bi-carb soda
80g dark brown sugar
1 egg
80g self raising flour
30g butter, softened.

Butter Scotch Sauce
30g butter
100g dark brown sugar
130ml thickened cream
1/2 tsp vanilla essense

Bring the water to boil, add date in and stir in the bi-carb soda.  Let it break down the date, and stir to mix well.  Set aside to let cool.
Meanwhile, beat the butter with sugar, till pale, and add egg, beat well.  Add the cooled date liquid, mix well and add in sifted flour.
Divide them into pre-greased moulds and bake in water bath, in a pre-heated 180C oven for 40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Make sauce while the cakes are in the oven.  Put everything into a small saucepan over low heat, bring it to boil and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes till thicken. 

Pour over the cake and enjoy!


  1. I will have to break out the dates for this delicious dessert. I love butterscotch and pictures are mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the combination here I would have never thought of it. The pictures are wonderful!

  3. I love this recipe since date is one of my favorite dried fruit. This is my perfect dessert recipe.