[Sca-Cooks] OOP: Sticky-Toffee Pudding
edoard at medievalcookery.com
Wed Jul 25 18:46:44 PDT 2007
After watching some show on Food Network about a Haagen-Dazs flavor
competition, and then buying several pints of the winning flavor,
"Sticky-Toffee Pudding" (just to try it out, honest ... I mean, you
really don't know all the subtle nuances of an ice cream until you've
eaten 12 gallons or so), I dug around the net to find a recipe for
the original English dessert of the same name.
So I made some tonight.
[Homer] MmmMMMmmm ... sticky-toffee. [/Homer]
I hope I'm out of the sugar coma by work time tomorrow.
The only thing I can't figure out is how the English managed to keep
this a secret so long. This stuff should have been the menu of every
Dennys/Perkins/Big Boy/etc... since they first opened their doors.
Ok, enough of that. Here's the recipe I used:
Serves 12 ... or maybe 4 ... or just 1
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons softened butter
1 egg, beaten
7 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup cream
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons rum
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Put the dates in a pot of boiling water and let boil for 5 minutes.
Drain and place them into cold water and peel them. Place the peeled
dates in a saucepan with 1 cup water, vanilla extract, and baking
soda. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 2 minutes, watching
carefully to keep it from boiling over. Set aside to cool.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate
bowl, cream 5 tablespoons of butter briefly and then add the date
mixture and eggs. Add the dry ingredients and stir gently to combine
- do not over mix. Pour into a greased 8-inch cake pan and bake for
30 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a
wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn cake out of pan onto a plate.
Combine 7 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons water, and
cream in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat and
simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and add rum.
Serve cake warm, drenched with warm sauce. Go into sugar coma.
Edouard Halidai (Daniel Myers)
Pasciunt, mugiunt, confidiunt.
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