STICKY DATE PUDDINGS
210grams pitted dates,250mls water,1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda, 100grams butter softened,2 eggs,135grams brown sugar,1 cup SR flour
combine the dates and water in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and add the bicarbonate soda, stir through and put aside. in a kitchen mixer cream the butter and sugar until soft and pale, add the eggs and flour and mix until combined. stir through the date mixture. in a well greased muffin tray spoon in the mixture only filling 1/2 way to allow for rising. serve warm topped with the caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
150grams butter,250ml cream,265grams brown sugar
combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. pour over puddings.