Sticky Toffee Pudding

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It was really nice, nothing too filling so I could get away with one of the stodgiest puddings known to man, Sticky Toffee Pudding! It's quite easy to make, but OMG so unhealthy don't blame me if you become a fat bastard and drop dead the next day if you eat this.

Contents

Ingredients

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Method

Chop up the dates, make sure you take all the stones out the middle (this bit is important!!)

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Add them to the pint of water in a pan on the stove, turn on the heat (obviously) and bring to the boil, let them simmer very very gently as you don't want a lot of the water to boil off. The idea is to soften up the dates

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While that is doing its thing, add 120grams of butter and 320g of caster sugar to a bowl (told you this was unhealthy and I haven't even started yet!)

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Cream together the butter and sugar until nicely blended

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Add 4 eggs (always crack the eggs into a bowl before adding incase you get shells in your eggs) and 320g of self raising flour (sifted)

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Mix this well with a hand mixer or something like that, it'll be very thick and sticky.

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Resist the temptation to eat some of this mixture, unlike me

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Go back to your dates, they should be nice and soft now so take them off the heat

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Here's the fun bit, add two teaspoons of baking powder to the hot water and watch it foam up like mad as you stir it in

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Pour all of this into the bowl of yummy pudding mix

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Hand mix this all together well so it's evenly mixed up

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Pour into a baking pan (I used a springform pan for this, easy to get the thing out after cooking)

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Cook at 190C for 25-30 mins, if you stick it with a skewer it should come out sticky but not wet.

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Now that the pudding is done, we want some Toffee Sauce!! For this you need

- One completed pudding (in the background) - Demerera Sugar - Thick heavy cream - Butter

Like all cooking, this sauce is all about ratios. 2 parts cream, 1 sugar, 1 butter. In this I used 300ml of cream, 150g butter, 150g sugar.

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Add the sugar and butter to a pan

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Heat and melt it thoroughly, don't let it stick so keep stiring it all the time

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Add the cream and bring to the boil and let it simmer for a while, again keep stiring so it doesn't stick.

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Pour over slices of pudding, add a teaspoon of thick cream on the top, serve immediately

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drop dead at the age of 35 of heart disease and obesity

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