Recipes of the lockdown: Saucy Sticky Date Pudding

Saucy Sticky Date Pudding

Serves 4


  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup pitted dried dates, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Icing sugar, to serve
  • Custard, to serve
  • Optional – sprinkle walnuts on top when served

Sticky Sauce

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 25g butter, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Lightly grease an 8 cup-capacity oven-proof dish.
  • Sift flour into a bowl. Add sugar. Make a well in centre. Add butter and milk. Stir to combine. Fold in dates. Spread mixture into prepared dish. Sift cinnamon over top of mixture. Place dish on a baking tray.Run out of self-raising flour? Learn how to use it making plain flour and baking powder, plus get some tips for measuring and storing.
  • Make sauce: Place boiling water, sugar and butter in a heatproof jug. Stir until butter has melted. Pour boiling water, over the back of a large metal spoon, over mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until top has set. Stand for 5 minutes. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with custard or ice cream. YUM!

    Bon Appétit

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