Sicky Date Pudding

posted by judy down under 09-01-98 5:31 PM

350g chopped dates
300ml boiling water
250g butter
250g castor sugar
250g plain flour
3 teasp ginger (original recipe calls for 1)
1 teasp bi-carbonate soda
4 eggs

200g butter
350g brown sugar
400ml cream

Pudding: Place dates in a large saucepan and pour over boling water, return to heat and boil; turn heat off. Add bicarb soda and ginger. Stir. Leave to cool 15 mins.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and stir. Add sifted flour and mix briefly. Stir in date mixture. Place in 24cm cake tin which is lined with greaseproof paper. Cook at 175C for 1 hour.

Sauce: Place butter in sauce pan and melt over low heat, addd sugar to dissolve, keep stirring. Add cream and warm through while stirring for 3 mins. Serves 6

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