In Britain, the word pudding is used synonymously with dessert. It's also advised that it be consumed only after you eat your meat. So, at Whisknladle's English Game supper clubs in November, we served this Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert, after guests ate their meat. Only, you wanted more. And, we soon came to realize that you like pudding. Really like pudding.
Well, we've got your pudding. You can now enjoy our Sticky Toffee Pudding at all Prepkitchen locations (La Jolla, Del Mar & Little Italy) for $7. The chantilly cream & candied orange topped dessert will join it's $6 sister pudding the butterscotch pudding trifle.
And, since it's the holidays, we thought we'd also share the recipe for our Sticky Toffee Pudding with you here.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Serves: 10-12, 6 oz. portions
For the pudding:
5 oz. butter
15 oz. dates, pitted and chopped fine
1 ¾ c. water
3 c. all-purpose flour
¾ t. baking soda
1T+1t. baking powder
¾ t. salt
1 2/3 c. brown sugar
1 orange, zested
½ t. nutmeg
½ t. cinnamon
For the toffee sauce:
8oz brown sugar
8oz heavy cream
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium saucepan, heat the chopped dates and water together on medium heat until the dates begin to fall apart. Then, set aside to let cool.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together. If using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment. Then, add the salt, vanilla, and orange zest. Next, mix in the eggs one by one, incorporating each well into the mixture before adding another. Lastly, add in the dates (w/ water) and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices together. Then, add to the wet mixture by the spoonful and mixing until well incorporated. Pour the mixture into your buttered ramekins half-way and bake for 20-25 minutes. To check if the cakes are done, gently poke the center of one of the cakes with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, they are finished.
For the toffee sauce:
4. In a medium saucepan, bring the cream and brown sugar to boil and let boil for 5 minutes. Then, add in the butter and let boil for one minute more.
5. Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and salt.
Sticky Toffee pudding is best served warm with hot toffee sauce drizzled overtop, whipped cream and candied orange peel to garnish.