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betty's self saucing sticky date pudding

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

A warm "cake like" pudding, dotted with chopped sweet dates and walnuts (optional) baked with a caramel sauce underneath. Sticky date pudding is an iconic Aussie dessert, I have made and enjoyed many times. The perfect dessert to end a cold and chilly night.

yield 8 -10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For betty's self saucing sticky date pudding

  • 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups dried dates, chopped smallish (use kitchen shears)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts - optional
  • 1 1/3 cup milk - use soy or almond milk for vegan option
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, finely chopped

How To Make betty's self saucing sticky date pudding

  • 1
    Pre heat oven to 375oF (180oC) and well grease a large 16 cup capacity oven proof dish (I use my large casserole dish or ceramic lasagna tray).
  • 2
    Sift the flour and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix. Make a well in the centre, add in the butter and milk. Fold in the dates and nuts (if using). Spread into the prepared dish.
  • 3
    Pour the prepared sauce (how to following) carefully over the batter. Use the back of a wooden spoon to pour the liquid over. Bake in the pre heated oven for 50-60 minutes or until the top is set. Serve with ice-cream and/or cream.
  • 4
    To make the caramel sauce: In a large jug, combine the water, sugar and butter. Stir until the butter is melted.