Sticky Toffee Pudding


A sticky toffee pudding, or a warm spongy cake with dates and served with a lovely toffee sauce. A delicious warm English dessert!

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Sticky toffee pudding
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-11-08, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 23-02-2021

1 hour 6 people Desserts
Sticky toffee pudding


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  • 175 gram self-raising flour
  • 200 gram dates
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 85 gram butter
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 175 ml boiling water
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon black treacle

Ingredients toffee sauce

  • 55 gram butter
  • 125 ml cream
  • 75 gram sugar
Sticky toffee pudding ingredients
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  • small bowl
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • standmixer
  • silicone spatula
  • oven
  • small oven dish
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • small saucepan
  • whisk

Sticky Toffee Pudding

1 hour 6 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 30 minutes

Remove the pits from the dates and then roughly chop them. Pour the boiling water onto the chopped dates and let them cool off for half an hour. Coat a small oven dish with butter and a small layer of flour.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees or 350 degrees fahrenheit. Combine baking soda and self-raising flour. Mix butter and sugar for a few minutes, or until they are fluffy.

Add the eggs one by one and then also add the black treacle, milk and vanilla. When its combined well, also add the dates and water and then gradually add the flour until you've reached a smooth batter.  

Sticky toffee pudding
Sticky toffee pudding

Finishing the sticky toffee pudding -- 30 minutes

Divide the batter over the oven dish and bake for about half an hour. Meanwhile create the toffee sauce by simply combining the butter, sugar and cream in a small saucepan.

Heat on medium-high heat until it has thickened a bit. Make sure to keep on stirring. Check the pudding with a wooden skewer, if it comes out clean it's done.

Poke holes in the cake and pour the hot sauce over the hot cake. Let it soak for about 10 minutes before serving, enjoy!

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