I’ve been baking again. Yes I know traditional sticky toffee puddings are steamed, but I needed a good pudding in a hurry. This fitted the bill perfectly. All you need is 200g of good dates cooked in 250ml of black tea for 3/4 mins. Then stir in half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. Leave to cool slightly.
Then cream 85g of unsalted butter with of 175g golden caster sugar. Add one egg, a teaspoon of mixed spice and 175g self raising flour. Then fold in the date mix and cook until firm to the touch. Whilst that’s baking melt 100g muscavado sugar with 100g of butter and a small carton of cream. Bring to the boil until sugar dissolves.
Serve a slice of the cooked cake with a generous splash of the warm sauce and a good dollop of ice cream. Yummy!