Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sticky toffee pudding with Earl Grey & rum

sticky toffee pudding with earl grey & rum
sticky toffee pudding with earl grey & rum
Looking for some festive dessert inspiration I turned to the classic sticky toffee pudding. Warming spicy flavours and a rich toffee sauce - a perfect finale to a festive meal.

The bergamot in the Earl Grey tea adds a little hint of citrus that lifts through the sweetness of the pudding. The rum? Well it's nearly Christmas! One of the ultimate comfort food desserts. I hope you enjoy. 

recipe by: Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin 


ingredients:
200g chopped pitted dates
190g plain flour
140g brown sugar
180ml hot Earl Grey tea
2 eggs
2 tbsp black treacle
50ml rum
125g butter
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon  
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
pinch of salt

for the toffee sauce
250g caster sugar
140ml double cream
50g butter
4 tbsp water
pinch of salt

Method:
add the chopped dates to the hot tea and leave to plump up for about 20-30 minutes then give them a quick whizz in the food processor to create a thick date paste
preheat the oven to 180c then grease and line a 20cm square baking tin
melt together the butter and treacle over a low heat before adding the sugar and the date paste followed by 2 beaten eggs and the rum
sieve the flour, baking soda, spices and salt together then fold into the wet mixture before pouring the batter into your prepared baking tin.
bake for 25-30 minutes until it is firm in the middle and a skewer comes out clean.

for the toffee sauce

add the sugar and water to a pan and bring to the boil - let it bubble away (without stirring) until the colour changes to a light nutty caramel colour (about 5 minutes)
remove from the heat and whisk in the cream and butter - be careful as it will probably splatter.
put back on the heat and simmer for 1 minute. 

Pour the sauce over the pudding and serve immediately. 

Bon appetit! 



sticky toffee pudding with earl grey & rum

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13 comments:

  1. A dollop of vanilla ice cream wouldn't go amiss either....well it is Christmas (nearly!)

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  2. Sticky toffee pudding ROCKS! Honestly. It's my new fave desserts!! It's so tasty and rich. YUM! Pinning Thanks for linking up with #FoodieFridays this week!

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    1. It's one of my favourites too. So delicious and perfect after a salad/glass of water ;)

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  3. This sounds delicious! I love sticky toffee pudding, though have never made it at home before. I need to give this a try, pinning!

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    1. It's so easy really - give it a go and let me know how it goes

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  4. Oh what a perfect cozy winter evening pudding! I adore early grey, never think to use it in a sponge. Thanks so much for sharing on #festivefoodfriday.

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    1. Just adds a little citrusy bergamot flavour. Love earl grey too. Have you tried Williamsons Earl Grey? Definitely one of my favourites. Thanks for hosting too :)

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  5. Perfect for the cold and windy days we are having here at the moment. My husband would love the addition of the rum. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting. The rum is a lovely festive addition :)

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  6. Mouth-watering dessert!
    I love the combination of flavors that you used :)

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  7. Sounds amazing... earl grey and rum :) Thank you for sharing with Inheritance Recipes.

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    1. thank you - a lovely combination :) Thanks for hosting a fab link up too

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