Sticky toffee pudding is a British classic recipe made with a moist date sponge soaked in a rich toffee sauce. This recipe is so simple that even beginners can make it at home.
As I have been sharing a lot of British mains, such as chicken pot pie and Lancashire hotpot, I thought it was about time I shared a British dessert.
The sticky toffee pudding has British origins. It is a light sponge filled with flavour and topped with a delectable toffee sauce with two main components.
The first component is the light, fluffy sponge with finely chopped dates. Some people don’t like to add dates, but some do. You can omit them if you don’t want to add them.
The second part is the sticky toffee sauce is made from double cream and brown sugar. This is poured on top of the sponge.
Sticky toffee pudding is typically served warm with custard or vanilla ice cream. These two enhance the rich flavour of the dessert, creating the ideal pairing.
This recipe can be made with either dried or fresh dates. I like to use fresh date because they help to keep the sponge moist.
Make sure the butter is softened before making the sponge. Softened butter is butter that has a solid shape but leaves an indentation when pressed with the finger. It is better for creating that light and fluffy texture in the sponge.
Allow the date mixture to cool slightly before you add it. This is because if it gets too hot, the date mixture will melt the butter, ruining the texture of the cake.
Prick the top of the sponge with a fork after it has been removed from the oven. This allows the toffee syrup to be absorbed into the sponge.
Let the sponge soak for about 5-10 minutes after pouring over half of the toffee sauce. Pour the remaining toffee sauce on top when serving.
This sticky toffee pudding is made entirely from scratch and is sticky, gooey, and moist with a luxurious toffee flavour.
This sponge is best when served warm. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as the ultimate British dessert. A completely irresistible treat.
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