Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding
This Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic British dessert. A moist, date sponge cake covered in a toffee sauce and served with English custard. Oh yeah! I’m not much of a dessert person, or have much of a sweet tooth, but this Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding makes me weak in the knees and just can’t help myself.
The moist sponge cake and the really sweet toffee sauce creamy English custard (recipe link below) just brings it all together nicely.
This recipe was inspired by the 5lb’s of medjool dates that my husband came home with one day (as you do).
The recipe only calls for 1 cup (220 grams) of dates, so you can imagine we had lot leftover, and in addition to using them in recipes, they make a delicious and healthy snack.
Prepare dates for baking
If the dates are on the firmer side you can soak them in boiling water for a minute or so to soften before chopping.
Dates in Sticky Toffee Pudding
Some recipes call to blend or puree the dates but I like to have chunks of the dates in the pudding, but that’s just my preference. It is very important to grease, then flour your muffin tin very well, because you do want the puddings to come out nice and easily when they’re baked.
The puddings are good served just with the toffee sauce, but I like to serve this pudding with English custard . The creaminess of the custard helps cut through the sweetness of the toffee sauce and all 3 work so well together.