I was wondering if anyone has a good sticky toffee pudding recipe. I was in Grand Cayman on vacation a few weeks ago and had this most wonderful desert at a restaurant there. I have looked up recipes online but wanted to see if anyone here had one they could recommend. I trust you all more than some websites.
And, a quick question for those familiar with this. The recipes I saw all had dates in them although I really don't think the one I ate did, is this an optional type thing?
I'll have to dig my recipe out. I haven't made it in AGES. But yes, stcky toffee pudding, by definition, has dates in it.
That's awesome. It was so good I can't wait to try making it. Thank you!
Here's one from Food Network.
At a bakery I used to work at, we had prunes on hand, and that was what we used... chopped up very finely.
I haven't had one made without dates, but there are a lot of variations out there and people seem to love to play with this yummy treat.
Here's a good one that came from the BBC Food site awhile back:
For the pudding
150g/5oz dates, stones removed, chopped
250ml/9fl oz hot water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda in the US)
60g/2Â¼ oz butter, softened
60g/2Â¼ oz caster sugar (superfine sugar in the US)
2 free-range eggs
150g/5oz self-raising flour (self-rising in US)
For the toffee sauce
400g/14oz brown sugar
vanilla pod, split
250ml/9fl oz double cream (heavy cream in US)
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/370F/Gas 4.
2. Mix the dates, bicarbonate of soda and the water together in a bowl and leave to soak for ten minutes.
3. In a clean bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Still stirring the butter mixture, gradually add the eggs, making sure they are well mixed in.
5. Still stirring, gradually add the flour, then add the date mixture.
6. Pour the mixture into a 20cm/8in square cake tin. Place into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cooked through.
7. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a thick bottomed pan over a medium heat.
8. Add the brown sugar, vanilla pod and cream and stir well. Simmer for five minutes.
9. To serve, spoon out a portion of the pudding onto a plate and pour over the hot toffee sauce.