Sticky date & ginger pudding

Sticky date & ginger pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

The perfect pud - warming, comforting, rich, and easy. Serve with lots of custard.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
480
protein
7g
carbs
82g
fat
16g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
62g
salt
1.15g

Ingredients

  • 85g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 85g dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 balls stem ginger, chopped

For the sauce

  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 tbsp syrup, from the ginger jar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Lightly grease a deep 2-litre (about 28 x 20cm) oval baking dish. Tip the dates into a pan, pour over the milk and bring up to scalding point. Remove from the heat, add the vanilla essence and bicarbonate of soda, then leave to one side. Sift the flour and ginger into a bowl, then add the sugar, butter and eggs. Beat with an electric whisk for about 5 mins. Fold in the date mixture and stem ginger, then pour into the baking dish.
  2. For the sauce, sprinkle the sugar over the pudding batter, then drizzle with the syrup. Pour 250ml boiling water over (do not stir), then bake for 40-45 mins until the pudding is firm to the touch. Serve spoonfuls of the pudding with a generous helping of syrupy sauce from the bottom of the dish. Great with vanilla ice cream or pouring cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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joanneflynn's picture
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Forgot to pour the water over the batter and used light muscovado sugar and it was still delicious. Kids and adults loved it.

caterodrigue@shaw.ca's picture

I had a pudding very similar to this at Calke Abbey and fell in love - this one is the closest I've found to that delicious experience and with a few minor tweaks (see tips) it's now a big favourite at our house! I'm going to try adding some rum to the date mixture so maybe it will get even better!

llipparoni's picture

Lovely and really easy to make.

agentpunk's picture

Great recipe, went down a treat. I'm not sure why anyone would think there is too much ginger in it, I thought it could've done with a bit more. I do like a bit of spice though.

sofabummum's picture
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Lovely, warming, gooey pudding.
Even the kids who "don't like dates OR ginger" came back for seconds :)

watchstrap's picture
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Forgot to rate.

watchstrap's picture
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We didn't think this was too gingery, but maybe we just like ginger. This was enjoyed by the whole family, plus the acid test - the child that came to tea. Perfect for a cold, winter day.

tigerfood's picture
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Just right with the Ginger and Medjool dates and custard, making another one today it was excellent.

gervais's picture
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This is wonderful such a 'comfort' pudding. I disagree that you need to like ginger to enjoy this recipe,that's like saying you need to like vanilla to enjoy ice cream.

emmabryce2's picture

This is a huge hit in our house! Although it is fair to say it is very gingery, it is not too spicy and my kids (6 and 9) love it! I've made this 3 times so far and it has turned out perfectly each time.

davidsutcliffe's picture

This is a firm favourite in our house and with guests it has gone down a storm. My partner isnt really in to puddings but will actually have some of this which says something. I would agree with Louise on reducing the stem ginger for children but I dont think you need to love ginger to like this pud.

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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This had mixed reviews in our house. I halved the amount of stem ginger and i was very glad I had. It was still on the spicy side and far too strong for my husband. The kids and I still had seconds though. It wasn't a disaster but I wouldn't do it again. It's an aquired taste. I you LOVE ginger i'd recommend it.

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