English Sticky Toffee Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
20 min
45 min

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch round or square baking dish. Sift the flour and baking powder onto a sheet of waxed paper. Chop the dates fine. Place in a small bowl and add the boiling water and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl of electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Add the date mixture to the batter and fold until blended with a rubber spatula. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake until pudding is set and firm on top, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven to a wire rack. Toffee Sauce: Combine the butter, heavy cream and brown sugar in a small heavy saucepan; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil gently over medium low heat until mixture is thickened, about 8 minutes. Preheat broiler. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the sauce over the pudding. Spread evenly on top. Place pudding under the broiler until the topping is bubbly, about 1 minute. Serve immediately spooned into dessert bowls. Drizzle with toffee sauce and top with a spoonful of whipped cream.

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Absolutely delicious! Followed the exact recipe. Wouldn't change a thing! Super delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so delicious, and EASY! Only changed a couple of things, switched out the white sugar with dark brown in the cake, and dark brown sugar in the carmel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Does ome throw in the water and dates or remove dates from water and add to batter discarding hot water? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing!!!!!! And very easy....a total hit at every dinner party I have served it at! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! My son and I both have English spouses who pronounced this to be exactly as they remember it. I suspect this will be requested often. Thank goodness it's so easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dessert! Next time I think I will buy chopped dates to save on prep time and perhaps just reduce the sugar a tiny bit, since chopped dates have sugar added to them. Also, some reviewers made comments about the dessert being almost too sweet -- take notice that the recipe does not call for sugar to be added to the whipping cream. I wonder if a lot of people are serving full-sugar whipped cream, which is adding to the sweetness factor. I added about 1/2 the amount of sugar that I would normally use to make sweetened whipped cream, and it was just right for me. Also, I used salted butter, and I didn't not think any additional salt was needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added a little salt to batter as well. Used half and half, didn't have cream on hand. Incredible, we all loved it. Feelin like an accomplished chef right now. Will make again. Must go to the gym, feeling guilty from all the butter and sugar in the sauce....but it was soooo worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great - I steamed it in individual dishes rather than bake. I found the amount of butter in the toffee sauce probably twice what is needed. I dumped half of it off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was quick and easy but absolutely flavorless. I will not make this again. There are much better recipes on this website. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GR8 recipe! Tweaks to follow: Both batter & sauce could use some salt. Added a pinch of ground cloves w/ flour/baking powder step. Change batter sugar to light brown and sauce sugar to dark brown. Use Medjool dates (my <3 husband pitted and chopped them for me, so I can't comment on how tedious that might have been. Make Sauce 1st, put 1/2 of sauce into bottom of prepared baking dish. Swirl it around dish to coat it evenly then put into freezer while you make the rest of pudding. Set other 1/2 aside to add on top of the pudding once it is baked before broiler step. I Did not reserve any to be drizzled later. "Whipped cream" is a separate topping - should not be added into sauce. It helped balance out the dish. I did not add sugar to the whipped cream. Serving Hot - It makes all the difference - If you prepare the dish earlier you may want to nuke the whole dish for a bit before serving to ensure that all the sugars are melting hot. We served with vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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