Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sticky Date Pudding for a large dinner party



STICKY DATE PUDDING

This recipe is great for entertaining a large number of people for lunch or dinner and makes at least 16 serves. It is best to bake this in a nice ceramic baking dish. When the temperatures plummet, as they have even in North Queensland, what could be better than a delicious, warming dessert, served with ice-cream of course and that amazing Caramel Sauce. 

This is Berenice's recipe, an ex-teaching colleague of Mr. DIY, and this is how it was served at the Second Semester  Retiree Teacher's Lunch that we attended. Just halve the ingredients for a smaller number of people. So simple, it's a winner.

 Ingredients:

340 gm Dates
3 tspns Bi-carbonate soda
600 ml Water
340 gm Castor Sugar
340 gm SR Flour
4 Eggs
125 gm Butter

Boil dates 5 mins in water. Remove from heat and add sugar, butter and bi-carb. Cool. Add eggs and fold in flour. Bake in Moderate oven for 1 hour.
(Makes a very large quantity – at least 16 serves.)

Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

125 gm Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Water
2 tblspns Golden or Maple Syrup
¼ cup Cream
1 ½ tblspns Corn Flour

Combine butter and sugar and stir over low heat until mixture turns to thick syrup. Bring to boil. Simmer 3 minutes. Combine water, syrup and cornflour and add to mixture. Stir until boiling. Simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cream.

For another dessert perfect to serve at a party with the Sticky Date Pudding, the
Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake works a treat. For the recipe click on this link.

1 comment:

  1. What a classic for cold nights! I can almost taste that saucy sweetness :D

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