Sticky Date Pudding & Caramel Sauce

Just in time for Winter I have the easiest, tastiest Sticky Date Pudding you will ever try.  It is luscious and rich, and if you eat it really quick, not fattening at all… I promise.

The secret ingredients are ginger and orange rind, these flavours are just wicked together.  Don’t forget lots of Salted Caramel Sauce and a scoop or cream for good measure!  Bon Appetite!


1 Cup Chopped Dates

100ml Water

¼ t/s Bicarb Soda

3 Cups Plain Flour

4 t/s Baking Powder

2 ½ t/s Ground Ginger

½ t/s Mixed Spice

1 Cup firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar

Finely grated Orange Peel (from 1 whole Orange)

1 Egg

310ml Milk

60gm Butter



Preheat Oven to 190 degrees. Grease pudding cups or ramekins.

Combine dates and water in saucepan and heat to boiling, remove from heat and bicarb. Stir and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Place dry ingredients in a bowl, stir in dates and liquid ingredients.  Fill pudding cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or when skewer comes out clean.

Caramel Sauce


1 Cup firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar

250 ml Cream

40gm Butter

1/2 tsp salt



Combine ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolved. Simmer for a further 3 minutes without boiling until slightly thicker in consistency.

Let me know what you think when you taste these little gems!

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