Sticky Toffee Pudding

posted by Becky 10-12-100 7:54 PM

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Recipe By : Bakerís Dozen (Gale Gand) show # BD1A32
Serving Size : 9 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 1/2 cups water
1 pitted dates -- (10-ounce container) chopped
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter -- (1 stick)
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup half and half
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Line bottom with waxed paper or parchment. Grease paper.

Place date pieces in a pot with water and bring to a boil. Stir in soda and set aside. Cream butter then add sugar and beat until creamed. Continue beating, adding eggs 2 at a time, mixing until fluffy, add vanilla. Mix in flour and baking powder, alternating with dates.

Bake in a 325 degree oven until firm, about 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Invert cake onto rack; remove paper; invert cake again. Cover and chill. Cut out triangles. Cover with sauce. Warm to order-1 minute in microwave.

For sauce, add last 4 ingredients together and boil 3 minutes. Garnish with caramelized pears and dried pear chips.

Yield: 9 portions

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