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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Date Night

Sin Ming Cookhouse / Bakery / Whatever

Sticky Date Pudding


  • 200g pitted dried dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced oven). Grease a 6cm-deep, 18cm (base) round cake pan.
  2. Place dates and bicarbonate of soda in a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water.
  3. Stand for 20 minutes or until tender.
  4. Beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add eggs (1 at a time), beating well after each addition.
  5. Using a large metal spoon, stir in date mixture and flour. Stir to combine.
  6. Spoon mixture into cake pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Stand for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack.

Butterscotch Sauce


  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pure cream
  • 100g butter, chopped


  1. To make the butterscotch sauce: Combine sugar, cream and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until boiling.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 minutes. Pour warm sauce over warm cake

Bon Appétit – Sidney

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