Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Allison Stone

This quintessential English dish, sticky toffee pudding, is sticky, gooey, and absolutely delicious. This decadent recipe by Allsion Stone is adapted from The Great British Book of Baking.

2
Servings
2205
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1 Cup soft dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 150 Milliliters heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

For the cake

  • 1 Cup chopped dates
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 300 Milliliters boiling water
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups caster sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs, room temp, beaten
  • 1 1/4 Cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Directions

For the sauce

Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with softened unsalted butter. Set aside.

Make the sauce. Put the sugar, butter, cream and vanilla seeds into a medium pan. Heat gently until the butter has melted, stir with a wooden spoon, then bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes, until thick and toffee-colored.

Pour 1/3 of the sauce into the greased baking pan, creating a thin coat on the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the freezer. Set aside the remaining sauce and keep slightly warm.

 

 

For the cake

Put the dates and baking soda in a medium pan. Pour over the boiling water, then set the pan over medium heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Gently stir in the flour, just until combined. Then stir in the cooled date mixture and the vanilla extract just until evenly incorporated.

Remove the prepared pan from the freezer and pour in the batter. Bake 35 min or until springy to the touch.

Remove the baked pudding from oven. Using a skewer, poke a few holes in the top, and pour another 1/3 of the warm sauce over the top of the cake. Place the pudding back into the oven for a couple of minutes just to caramelize the sauce on top.

Remove from the oven and serve with the remaining warm toffee sauce, as well as vanilla crème anglaise or vanilla ice cream.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
102g
100%
Sugar
249g
N/A
Saturated Fat
63g
100%
Cholesterol
447mg
100%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
319g
100%
Vitamin A
970µg
100%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
11.1%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.5%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
184mg
18%
Fiber
10g
39%
Folate (food)
63µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
92mg
23%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
307mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1012mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
26.1%
Sodium
798mg
33%
Sugars, added
172g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.6%
Trans
3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%

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