Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Best dessert ever.  We're talking not a crumb left, lick your plate delicious.  Sticky Toffee Pudding.


My oldest son and his girlfriend gave me a beautiful cookbook for my birthday, Dessert of the Day from Williams Sonoma.  I'm thinking it was a not-so-subtle attempt at suggesting that I make more desserts.  We don't typically do dessert after dinner, unless it's a special occasion, or we have company for dinner.  This is a beautiful book, and it didn't take long for post-it tags to appear on pages as we all found desserts that we wanted to try.


Sticky Toffee Pudding has always been a family favourite.  I actually shared another recipe for this decadent dessert a few years ago, it was one of the first recipes I posted.  


If they can find it on a restaurant menu, Sticky Toffee Pudding is something the kids almost always order for dessert.  It just made sense to try making it at home, and I was surprised to learn that it's not a complicated recipe at all.  The star of show here is dates.  They give the pudding (which is really just a dense, moist cake) it's distinctive sweet flavour and texture.  And toffee sauce, lots of it :)



Chopped dates soaked in boiling water with baking soda make up the a large part of the batter.



The home made toffee sauce pushes this dessert over the top.  


And the half hour spent stirring counts as time spent at the gym.  I think I may have miscalculated the amount of butter or cream I used because it took forever to thicken.  However long it takes, don't stop stirring.


The end result was well worth it.  This is a very sweet and incredibly tasty dessert, best served warm.  


Sticky Toffee Pudding
From Williams Sonoma Dessert of the Day Cookbook

Ingredients

1/2 cup pitted and finely chopped dates
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup boiling water

1/4 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Toffee Sauce

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Butter and flour eight 1/2 cup custard cups or individual baking pans and place on baking sheet.

In small bowl, combine the dates and baking soda with the boiling water.  Let stand until cool, about 10 minutes.  Mash the dates to break them down further.  With a mixer, beat sugar and butter together on medium speed until light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.  Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir to combine.  Add the date mixture and stir well.  The batter will be thin.  Fill the custard cups about 2/3 full.

Bake until the puddings are puffed and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the toffee sauce.  In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the brown sugar and cream.  Whisk until the sauce thickens, 5-10 minutes.  Stir in the vanilla and salt.

To serve, unmold each warm pudding onto a plate and top with the toffee sauce.

Serves 8.

 

  
 Thank you for featuring me!

Judy's Handmade CreationsTickle My Tastebuds Link Party Features | APeekIntoMyParadise.com The Bajan Texan Awesome Things Tuesday I was Featured button

99 comments:

  1. You are quite possibly my favorite person today simply because you posted this amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And I'm so glad you stopped by! Thank you!!

      Have a great day :)

      Delete
  2. YUMMY! This looks amazing. Had to pin cuz I am definitely making this! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Hope you love it, and I hope your arm doesn't fall off when stirring the caramel!

      And hello...I LOVE the cupboard dividers you made!!

      Have a great week :)

      Delete
  3. Sounds delish!! I will have to buy some dates, but this looks right up my alley. I especially like the thought of warm caramel sauce!! Yummy!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is wonderful, I hope you try it!

      So glad you stopped by!

      Delete
  4. Are there many desserts more delicious than a sticky toffee pudding?? Probably not! This is perfect to tuck into on a winter's day :-)

    Would love you to share this at Marvelous Monday link party on Smart Party Planning :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have to agree with you Catherine! Thanks for the invite to your party, heading right over :)

      Delete
    2. Thanks for sharing with us Jenn :-)

      Delete
  5. This looks like such a yummy, gooey toffee treat! pinning to try. And the cookbook looks like a wonderful gift~I read cookbooks like a novel:) found this morning at merry monday linky. Have a great week:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rachel!

      I'm the same way with cookbooks, so glad you stopped by :)

      Delete
  6. looks and sounds delish! I love toffee, so I can't wait to try! Pinned!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I hope you try it!

      Delete
  7. I've never had such a thing, but it sure does look yummy! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get a chance to try it Jess, it really is amazing :)

      Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  8. This looks heavenly! It looks a little complicated for my baking skills but pinning for the day when I find the courage! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's really not complicated at all...trust me, I don't do complicated :)

      I hope you try it Jhanis (love the way you spell your name)...so glad you stopped by!

      Delete
  9. This looks AMAZING!!!! I looooove sticky toffee pudding, but have never made it at home! I'll have to try it sometime! And that looks like a great cookbook! I love the Williams-Sonoma cookbooks that I have, the recipes are always so delicious! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Maria, and not too hard to make at all! Loving this cookbook :)

      Delete
  10. Most popular dish I make to sell here in my freezer meals, always a favourite.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can imagine! Good to know that they freeze well!

      Thanks for visiting :)

      Delete
  11. This looks so yummy!Stopping by from Magic Moments.You have a really lovely blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Aedin, I'm glad you stopped by!

      Delete
  12. Takes me back to dear old England! Thankyou from ILoveThatMom :o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by!

      Delete
  13. It's weird because I don't like dates, but I think I would here. There's something about sticky toffee pudding! It's a favorite of mine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally get it, I can't stand them in date squares, but this....heaven!!

      Delete
  14. This looks delicious! I've never tried dates before, but now I think I must!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is great way to enjoy them! Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  15. Jenn, This looks so scrumptious, I will be making it! Pinned!
    xo,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    ReplyDelete
  16. This sounds so delish! Thanks for sharing it on #PinterestFoodie Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for linking up with us for #PinterestFoodie Tuesday. This dessert looks delish!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I had no idea that dates were such a superstar! So that makes it a somewhat healthy dessert.... Yay!!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Jenn,
    Such a divine dessert! Your family is really "sweet", to present you with the wonderful book! Happy Belated Birthday!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thats so LUSH! Look at how sticky creamy it looks! Just looking at it gives me sugar high =) #magicmoments

    ReplyDelete
  21. I had to skim through this Jenn in case I was tempted to run to the kitchen. My mouth is watering anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow does this look amazing! Hubby is a dessert fiend and would be begging for this! I found you over at Back to the Basics. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1l4cu0j. Have a wonderful day!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Mmmm, I LOVE Sticky Toffee Pudding! But I don't often see it on restaurant dessert menus. No problem, now I can make my own! Thanks for sharing the recipe - if only pictures on the computer were edible! :-D

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Monday Handmade Linkup Party!

    ReplyDelete
  25. This looks delish! I've never had sticky toffee pudding, I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Yumm, this looks so good and so does the original recipe you posted. I will have to try it. It would be a great dessert for a dinner party :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. This looks absolutely delicious! #WakeUpWednesday

    ReplyDelete
  28. This sounds incredible! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  29. This sounds wonderful. We've never made or eaten sticky toffee pudding before. Pinned and will give this a try this summer. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Absolutely decadent! I order it whenever it's on the menu, and one year I made twelve individual puddings at Thanksgiving. I look forward to trying this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh my word! I want some right now. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

    ReplyDelete
  32. Tried your sticky toffee pudding, ..... AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Hugs,
    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love dates! This sounds delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  34. LOVE sticky toffee pudding! I'm a sucker for it. It's just so yummy! This looks FABULOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I order this stuff every time we go to a restaurant if they have it on the menu! Bookmarking and pinning your recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  36. This looks gooey and amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I have never had toffee pudding, book marking this recipe. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop

    ReplyDelete
  38. Stopping by to let you know you are featured today on Monday Handmade Linkup Party. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Creative Exchange link party.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Sticky Toffee Pudding is incredibly popular in England, Jenn. I love the recipe you have shared and your tutorial is wonderful. This is definitely a dessert everyone should try!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I need this pudding in my life, like ASAP. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays - pinning to make very soon. :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it at Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us this coming week for our special 100th party.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Why, oh why do I look at these recipes at 1 in the morning? lol. This looks amazing! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/06/try-new-recipe-tuesday-june-18.html

    ReplyDelete
  44. What a great dessert, we would just love your Sticky Toffee Pudding. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love dates so I'm sold. Thanks for sharing this dessert with us on foodie friday. Pinned.

    ReplyDelete
  46. This looks so delicious! Your kids may not be very subtle, but, man are they smart! Thanks for sharing this recipe on the Chain Linky Climb. I would also like to invite you to share on my recipe link up The Yuck Stops Here, which you can find on Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos at http://mommasangelbaby (dot) com. Hope to see you there!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I'm looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at www.thequestionablehomesteader.com for another installment of The Weekend Social.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I've just pinned this and a few of your other posts. That looks amazing!

    Thanks for joining the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. Hope you can join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    ReplyDelete
  49. Never had and now I MUST! Thank you for sharing it with us on The Yuck Stops Here. I do hope you will link up again next week!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Can not wait to try this...it looks and sounds delish.....

    ReplyDelete
  51. Looks so delicious! I have had a dessert similar to this however with caramel instead of toffee. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I've heard that Sticky Toffee Pudding is divine and your pictures certainly make me think it must be true. I definitely need to make this soon!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Thanks so much for hooking up to MUNCHING MONDAYS!!! THis looks absolutely divine!!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post has been pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board :)

    Wow! This looks really good.

    ReplyDelete
  55. It looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Wow, wow, wow, sticky gooey yum. Thanks for bringing your Toffee Pudding to Weekend Bites.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Jen, this looks so yummy. Pinned it :)
    I would love it if you'd stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop sometime to share this and other posts. :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. Wow! That dessert looks scrumptious! I have to try it so I'm pinning it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :D

    ReplyDelete
  59. Thank you for joining us last Thursday night for #PureBlogLove Link Party on http://www.themccallumsshamrockpatch.com , we hope you will join us tonight or this weekend for week 4 (Thursdays @8pm- Sundays at midnight) Loved your blog post and look forward to seeing you again this weeeknd!
    Heidy

    ReplyDelete
  60. Looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe on the Monday Funday Party!

    ReplyDelete
  61. This looks SO GOOD! Pinning to try later! Thanks for sharing!
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  63. I absolutely love this! Yummy. Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

    ReplyDelete
  64. It looks fantastic. What a fun cookbook to receive. Nice hint too. Thank you so much for linking up to Tips and Tricks. We hope to see you again this week. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

    ReplyDelete
  65. This looks so yummy!!! Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks!

    ReplyDelete
  66. I have only made a baked pudding a few times. I think this one needs to be the next one I try.

    Found you on Foodie Friends Friday

    ReplyDelete
  67. My mouth is watering!! Thank you for networking with us on the CLIMB!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I've never had sticky toffee pudding, but it sounds amazing and I actually have all the ingredients on hand! Thanks for sharing the recipe! -Amy

    ReplyDelete
  69. I've never even heard of this dessert, but it sounds like something I'd like to try! Thanks for sharing this at our party this week!

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love a good sponge pudding, perfect for Autumn and Winter mealtime. This looks scrumptious!

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    ReplyDelete
  71. Ooo a sticky toffee pudding is a real treat! I often order this if out for a meal! You've made me hungry now!! #CookBlogShare

    ReplyDelete
  72. Oh wow!!!! This looks soooo good!!! My hubby and family (and me!) would love this sticky pudding! I am definitely going to pin on my to try board. Thank you for sharing with #cookblogshare x

    ReplyDelete
  73. This looks amazing!!! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again next week! xo

    ReplyDelete
  74. YUM!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Fabulous! I never knew how this was made!! Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays & I apologize for the delay commenting! x

    ReplyDelete
  76. Oh, my that looks totally wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Scrumptious! I can't wait to make this dessert for my family! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Just look at that big puddle of caramel-y goodness! I'd be licking the plate too.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Yum! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Oh this looks delicious. It is about time for me to start making my toffee for the holidays. Never thought about a pudding. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to come along.

    ReplyDelete
  81. This looks super yummy! I cannot wait to start making toffee and all the fall recipes more and more now that it is actually Autumn! Thank you for linking up with at the tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you back this week!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Wow, looks glorious! Haven't ever heard of it... clearly my life was incomplete before now! :P

    Found you at the country fair blog party!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Your Sticky Toffee Pudding sure does look and sound mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting me today! I will reply to your comment via email so please check your settings to ensure that you are not set up as a no-reply blogger. If you are, please enable email responses so I can connect with you!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...