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  • Writer's pictureYiannoulla Burness

INDULGENT STICKY DATE PUDDING

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

This cake like pudding is light and moist boasting a symphony of sweet sensations.

A comforting treat that combines the richness of dates with the decadent allure of a caramel sauce.

Consider adding a scoop of non dairy ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream to complement the rich sweet flavors of this dessert.



EQUIPMENT: Blender, large mixing bowl, small cooking pot/saucepan, wooden spoon


INGREDIENTS FOR PUDDING


200g or 8 large dates, pitted and roughly chopped (I used medjool dates)

1 teaspoon baking soda

200ml boiled water

75g or 4 tablespoons vegan butter

80g or 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or choice of brown sugar)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons lemon juice

180g or 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon self raising flour

pinch of salt (optional)

100 mls soy milk (or other plant milk)



SERVES 8-10


PREHEAT OVEN 375° F or 180° C


GREASE A CAKE TIN 20.5cm x 20.5 x 5.5 cm or 8 x 8 x 2 inches

or choose individual ramekins or such like.


METHOD


*In a bowl, pour boiling water over the chopped dates and stir in the baking soda.

Set aside for a few minutes for dates to soften.

*When dates have softened place in a blender and puree, set aside.

* In a separate large mixing bowl beat butter or coconut oil, coconut sugar and vanilla with a spoon or beaters until creamy.

*Add lemon juice and soften date mixture and stir well.

* Gradually fold in flour with a pinch of salt.

*Pour the pudding batter into prepared cake tin or your choice of mould.

*Bake for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

*When done remove from oven and let sit in the tin for at least 5-10 minutes.

*Turn out onto a cake rack and gently flip onto a serving platter.

*Cut into individual portions and place on serving plates.

*Drizzel with the cameral sauce and top with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.





INGREDIENTS FOR CARAMEL SAUCE

1/4 - 1/8 cup sugar (depending how sweet you want the sauce)

80g or 4.5 tablespoons vegan butter

150ml or 3/4 cup coconut cream

Pinch of salt



METHOD

*In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, coconut cream and a pinch of salt.

*Bring ingredients to a gentle boil, stirring continuously.

*Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce thickens, while continuing to stir.

*Remove from heat and let it cool slightly, the sauce will thicken while cooling.


SERVING;

*Cut into individual portions and place on serving plates.

*Drizzel with the cameral sauce and top with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.




 

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