This is by far the best Sticky Date Pudding that i have had. The best dark and sticky pudding. I make it in two different ways. I bake the cake and make the sauce to serve over it or i pour it over it and bake to make it more stickier.
Serves : 10
For the cake
200 gms – Soft dates, pitted and chopped
250 ml – Water
2 nos – Eggs
65 gms – Butter, room temperature
160 gms – Dark brown sugar
3/4 tsps – Baking soda
100 gms – All purpose flour
50 gms – Wheat flour (i used Ashirwad Atta)
1 tbsps – Baking powder
For the sauce
100 gms – dark brown sugar
20 gms – Dates, pitted and chopped
50 ml – Water
160 ml – Fresh cream
1 tbsp – Butter
For the cake
In a large sauce pan bring chopped dates and water to a boil. Add baking soda and mix well. The mixture will bubble up and rise a little. The dates will also turn blackish in colour. Cook this mixture over low flame for 5 mins or till all the water is evaporated and the dates are cooked and soft. Remove from flame and let it cool.
Seive baking powder , wheat flour and all purpose flour together for 4 to 5 times.
Preapare a bread loaf by greasing and lining it with grease proof paper.
Preheat the oven to 160°C.
In a mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter till creamy using a hand blender. Add eggs one by one and beat till mixed well. I say this everytime, keep the ingredients at room temperature, and you will not have a curdled mixture. But, still if the mixture looks curdled add a spoon of the flour that you have ready for the cake.
Add half the flour mixture and half of the cooled dates mixture to the egg butter mix and fold it using a spatula. Mix well befor adding the rest of the flour and date mixture. Mix everything well and pour the batter into the prepared tin.
Smoothen the top snd bake it for 40 minutes or till the skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Take all the ingredients in a saucepan heat gently till everythng comes together. Add the dates paste and gently boil till the sauce thickens.
Pour the warm sauce over the warm cake and bake it again in the oven for 5 mins, till the sauce starts bubbling up. This step makes the sauce seep in makes it further sticky.
Slice the cake and pour the sauce generously over it and serve.
Recipe Courtesy: Good Parsi Wife