sticky toffee puddingrating:
For the sauce
120g unsalted butter
300g muscovado sugar
2.5 tbsp golden syrup
100ml double cream
200g Dates, pitted and chopped
2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
100g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
100g soft dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
Butter and flour four individual ovenproof pudding basins.
In a small pan, bring to the boil the dates, water and bicarbonate of soda. Simmer gently for 2 minutes until soft. Leave to cool.
Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract and salt.
Beat in the eggs one at a time and then fold in the flour.
7. Beat in the date mixture.
Pour into the greased basins and bake for 25-30 minutes until springy.
To make the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan, add the sugar and syrup and simmer gently until dissolved. Sir in the cream and bring just to the boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Run the tip of a knife round the rim of the puddings and turn out into a shallow baking dish.
Pour about half the sauce over the top. Place under a preheated hot grill until caramelised and sticky.
Serve with whipped cream and remaining sauce.