Home Sticky Date Pudding with Truffled Butterscotch Sauce
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This dessert is pure comfort food and, assuming you keep a packet of dates in the pantry, is quick and easy to whip up without any special shopping … with some Truffle Hill Truffle Infused Pink Himalayan Salt alongside those dates you’ll have a memorable finish to any meal. Add a glass of Truffle Hill Liqueur Shiraz and your diners will be talking about this dessert for years to come!
Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 20cm square cake tin. Combine dates and bicarbonate of soda, stir in boiling water, cover and set aside for 20 minutes or so. Meanwhile, make Butterscotch Sauce: combine butter, cream, sugar, vanilla seeds and pod in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir often until butter has melted. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, watching it carefully as it may boil over. Discard vanilla pod. Meanwhile place butter, sugar and vanilla seeds in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in date mixture then flour. Pour ½ cup of Butterscotch Sauce into the cake tin and top with batter. Place cake tin on an oven tray and bake for about 40 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a baking paper-lined board.
Just before serving, stir pink salt into remaining Butterscotch Sauce and warm over a low heat. Serve pudding warm or at room temperature, with vanilla ice cream and truffled Butterscotch Sauce.