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April 24, 2016

Sticky Toffee Pudding !!!

The Pinnacle of sticky goodness is right here.  The tender, soft and almost pudding like heaven.  This is a truly comforting dessert at any time.  If you want an extra luxury, add a dollop of cream or vanilla ice cream on top.  You will be flying to HEAVEN. 

Ingredients :

  1. Pitted dates - 1 1/4 cups 
  2. Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  3. Boiling water - 3/4 cup
  4. All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cups
  5. Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
  6. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  7. Unsalted butter - 75 gms
  8. Firmly packed brown sugar - 1/2 cup
  9. Eggs - 2 nos
  10. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Toffee sauce :
  1. Firmly packed brown sugar - 1/2 cup
  2. Butter - 4 tbsp
  3. Salt - 1/8 tsp
  4. Heavy whipping cream - 1/2 cup (120 ml)
  5. Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp 

Method :

1.   In a bowl, combine together the finely chopped dates, baking soda & boiling water.  Set aside for 15 mins.  Preheat the oven  at 180 C and grease the baking pan with butter.

2.   Sieve together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Keep aside.

3.   In another bowl, beat the butter until soft and creamy.  Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4.   Then, add the flour mixture and beat until combined.

5.   Fold in the dates mixture along with the liquid.  Pour the prepared mixture into the prepared pan and bake it for 25 mins or until done.  Once baked, make the holes using the toothpick over the entire surface of the cake.

Toffee sauce :

6.   In a pan, combine all the sauce ingredients and cook them over medium heat until butter melts and sugar has dissolved.

7.  Pour the warm toffee sauce over the warm cake.  

Serve it warm.

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