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 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.
In preparation to make the puddings, the dates are chopped and soaked boiling water. This serves to soften the dates.
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 (<click text for recipe link). The creaminess of the custard helps cut through the sweetness of the toffee sauce and all 3 work so well together.