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sticky date pudding
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Winter favourite sticky date pudding

A classic dessert treat
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: pudding, sticky date pudding
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 450kcal


  • 250 grams of chopped, pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiling water
  • 125 grams of softened butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of sifted self-raising flour

Ingredients for caramel sauce

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 300 ml of thickened cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 60 grams of butter


  • Preheat your oven to approximately 180°C and grease a deep dish (at least 7cm) bake pan.
  • In a large bowl place your bicarb soda and dates inside with your boiling water being poured on top.
  • Allow the bowl to sit for 20 minutes.
  • With an electric mixer beat your butter, vanilla and sugar in a bowl until it turns creamy and pale. Add in 1 egg at a time making sure it is beaten completely before adding your next ingredients.
  • Fold the date mixture with your flour using a large metal spoon.
    Spoon the mixture into your baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Once cooked turn it onto a plate.
  • To make your sauce combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
    Stir the mixture often while it comes to the boil.
  • Once boiled reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
    Pierce the pudding multiple times with a skewer while pouring half of the sauce over it.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges.
  • Serve with the remaining caramel sauce and ice cream if your heart desires it.



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