Monday 28 February 2011

Sticky Toffee Pudding

One of my favourite sweet treats - I have searched for an authentic recipe and finally found one!  This comes from the Old Boot Inn in Stanford Dingley, a village in Berkshire, England.

Sticky Toffee Pudding(Serves 6-8)
8 oz. pitted dates, chopped
1¼ cups boiling water
½ cup softened buttered (3½ tbsp. for batter, use the rest to butter the pan
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. black treacle or dark molasses
1 tbsp. Lyle's Golden Syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups self-rising cake flour
1 tbsp. baking soda

For Toffee Sauce
½ cup superfine sugar
7 tbsp. butter
6 oz. English double cream

1. In a bowl, cover dates with boiling water. Set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 375. Place a roasting pan filled with about 1 inch of water into the oven.
3. Butter a 9"x9" pan. Dust with flour. In a bowl, with an electric mixer, beat 3½ tbsp. butter with sugar until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add treacle, Golden Syrup and vanilla. Mix until just combined. On low speed, add the flour.
4. In a food processor, puree the dates. Stir in the baking soda and stir the mixture into the batter. Pour into the prepared pan. Place in roasting pan and bake about 35 minutes until top is just firm. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt sugar and butter until mixture turns a deep amber color. Watch closely so it does not burn. Slowly mix in the double cream. Be careful: It will bubble up at first. Once all the cream is added, cook mixture until it is thick enough to coat a spoon. Cut cake into squares and serve with sauce and vanilla ice cream.


  1. This looks great, I've always wanted to try sticky toffee pudding, I think I may try this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. YUM! this looks good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday

  3. Oh my this looks so moist and delicious. I would love if you would share this recipe on my foodie friday party today.

  4. Wow that looks good! I've always wondered what Sticky Toffee Pudding I know I want it!

  5. I am glad I saw your picture on foodie friday, I have always wanted to make Sticky Toffee Pudding. I think I will make this soon.

  6. I've always wanted to try this. My husband loves desserts made with dates. I pinned it to try!

  7. New fan here from Foodie Friends. Please come share this tempting recipe at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:

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  8. I just featured your delicious recipe in my Thanksgiving round up post! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  9. This looks so delicious. Perfect fall recipe! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there!

  10. Oh wow this looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party! I've pinned this! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. This looks amazing! Here from the "Pin Me" party! Off to pin it! :)

  12. I LOVE Sticky Toffee Pudding! I used to live in Edinburgh, and it was very plentiful there, so I acquired a huge love of it... thank you so much for sharing this authentic recipe!

  13. That looks just amazing!!! Stopping by from Pin Me :)

  14. Wow- looks unbelievable. Will have to try.


  15. As you might imagine, I love old recipes, and this one looks wonderful! I am pinning this one...I have already pinned your Starbucks Lemon Loaf! :)

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  16. This looks deliciously decadent.

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  17. Oh my gosh, yum! I've never actually heard of sticky toffee pudding, but it sounds amazing! Will definitely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Pinning :-)

    Ashley @

  18. I`ve never heard of sticky toffee pudding, but it looks amazing~ And I bet it tastes the same :)

  19. This is a mouth-watering dessert!! Looks super delicious :)


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