Are you worried about the world ending in 2012?
You should be worried about missing out on this fabulous pudding. Make some tonight. The whiskey sauce is divine.
Be assured that if you think you don’t like dates, you will love them in Sticky Toffee Pudding. Soooooo good. One of my favorite desserts.
Sticky Toffee Pudding With Bushmills Butterscotch Sauce
Ingredients for sticky toffee pudding:
200g (8oz) fresh dates, stoned and finely chopped
175ml boiling water
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp of vanilla
75g unsalted butter
Ingredients for sauce:
3 Tbs unsalted butter
8 Tbs light brown sugar
200ml whipping cream
200ml Bushmills Irish Whiskey
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/Gas 4
2. Pour 175ml of boiling water over dates and set aside to soak and cool.
3. Sift the flour and soda together. Add the vanilla to the milk. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs slowly, until incorporated, before adding more.
4. Fold the flour and milk alternatively into the egg mixture. Pour in the dates with their liquid. (The mix will be light and runny like a cake batter.)
5. Ladle into 6 greased molds (I used ramekins) and place on a baking sheet in the center of the oven.
6. Bake for 30 minutes, until the puddings are firm and starting to pull away from the sides of the molds. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool.
7. To make the butterscotch sauce, put the butter in a medium-sized saucepan, over medium-high heat. When it is bubbling, add the brown sugar. Stir together for about three minutes, until the sugar has dissolved, and it is bubbling.
8. Carefully pour in the cream, followed by the Bushmills, and turn down the heat. Let it all come together and boil for about another minute or two. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly. (I served the sauce right away and it was delicious, but thin. The next day, with a leftover pud, I served the sauce cooler and it was a thick and lovely consistency)
9. To serve, place the puddings on warm plates and ladle a generous spoonful of the sauce over each one.
Recipe from Great British Food Magazine
Marty McFly from here.
I was looking for some sticky music, but once Tindersticks came up in my iTunes search that was it.
I love Tindersticks and don’t listen to their cds as much as I should.
Every time I put on their music I get so wrapped up in the songs. The lyrics are ace as is the way the soft female vocals work so exquisitely well against the gravelly male ones.
Check out Tindersticks on their Website. You can buy the band’s music there, too.
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