Category : Desserts
Author : Jill Dupleix
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Date : 05/12/2002
1 cup dates (180g) -- pitted and chopped1 tsp bicarbonate of soda1 cup boiling water2 TBSP butter1 cup soft brown sugar (150 g)2 eggs.1 1/2 cups self-raising flour (180 g) -- siftedToffee Sauce:1 cup soft brown sugar (150 g) 3/4 cup light whipping cream.1/2 tsp vanilla2 TBSP butter
Mix dates and baking soda in a heat-proof bowl. Pour boiling water on topand leave to stand. Cream butter and sugar until pale, then add eggs oneat a time, heating well after each addition. Gently fold in sifted flour,stir in the date mixture, and pour into a lightly buttered 18cm or 7"square or round cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven (180 C) for 30-40minutes, until an inserted skewer comes clean.Combine sugar, cream, vanilla essence and butter in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring, and simmer for five minutes. Set aside until ready toserve, then quickly reheat when needed. Cut pudding into squares and place each square in the centre of a warm dinner plate. Pour hot toffee sauce over each square and serve with fresh cream.
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