Sticky Toffee Pudding
3/4 cup dates (pitted & chopped)
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons of butter
3/4 of super-fine sugar
3/4 cup self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix dates & baking soda. Pour 300ml boiling water over dates & leave to stand. Cream butter & sugar until pale. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beat well after each. Gently fold in flour. Stir in date mixture and vanilla. Pour into buttered cake pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 39-40 minutes until done.
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup of heavy cream
1 vanilla bean (split)
2 oz butter (1/2 stick)
Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and remove vanilla bean. Pour on & serve!
I always buy the "superfine sugar" that it the above recipe calls for but my MIL suggested putting regular sugar into a food processor. What a good idea!
I like to make it up and serve it cold with warmed sauce.....the flavor, texture, and contrast in temperature really make it happen!
Remember that vanilla extract I made months ago. I used it for the above recipe and have and it seems to do the trick. I will being buying some more vodka to start my second batch since it needs to sit for 3 months.