Sticky Toffee Pudding

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Puddings on March 31st 2020 6 Comments

Okay, so I am RUBBISH!  I think that I will be really good and post many many recipes and then I get distracted and I don’t!  This time I have been distracted by moving to Canada which may not happen because of the plague that has struck us all.  So here I am in lock down and what better thing to do that post recipes and more importantly, eat Sticky Toffee Pudding. I do honestly believe that eating such things is as good for the soul as is going for a run; I do need to do both otherwise I will be in trouble on many levels.

Here we go. My favourite pudding.


Serves 8

225g/8oz pitted dates
1 tea bag
Boiling water
3 eggs (if you use standard flour you only need 2 eggs)
75g/2.5oz unsalted butter
2 tbsp strong black coffee or Camp coffee
60g/2oz golden syrup
200g/70z brown sugar
225g/8oz flour (gluten free or standard)
3 tsp baking powder (gluten free or standard)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1.  Soak dates in boiling water with a tea bag added (so the dates are well covered). Leave to cool.
2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/356ºF
3. Whizz all the ingredients in a blender.
4. Put in a square dish (20x20cm) lined with baking paper
5. Pour into dish
6. Bake about 45 mins until springy to touch and a knife comes out clean

100g/3.5oz unsalted butter
100g/3.5oz golden syrup
100g/3.5oz brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
100ml/3.5oz cream

1. Put the first 3 ingredients in a pan over a low heat until melted
2. Turn up the heat and simmer for 5 minutes
3.  Add the salt – you may need a bit more – it takes the edge off the sweetness
4.  Add cream and simmer for 5

Serve with warm sauce and cream and ice cream and it is so delicious in a deep bowl so the sauce sinks in. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm




As of now (6) people have had something to say...

  • Jane Torday - Reply

    March 31, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    So evocatively described I feel I have cooked and eaten your Sticky Toffee pud. As I am on my own, that is very satisfactory. I do still cook though.
    Keep the good food cheer coming, Vick! X

    • Victoria Straker - Reply

      May 4, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks Brrrain, For some reason I only just saw these messages – never very good at anything computery! I hope you are enjoying the peace and getting lots of writing done. xxx

  • Hermione - Reply

    March 31, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    My favourite. Stay safe!


  • Catherine Kawalek - Reply

    April 1, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Vicky, Thanks so much for sending this along. Yes, we in the US are also marooned indoors but for teachers this has meant round-the-clock activity to get everyone online. I’m in the ‘hot zone’ here in New York but neighbors are taking turns doing the hunting for food and supplies. Time to dust off that advice from Granny Dot about making do with what you have! xxxCathy

    • Victoria Straker - Reply

      May 4, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Yes, I ought to be publishing the book now! OH well. I think you saw it in the Daily Mail? The chap who found me was trying to get tv made out of the book but I haven’t heard so I assume no news is bad news!

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