Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce
Image by nettsu
sticky date pudding (via donna hay magazine)

2 1/2 cups (210g) chopped pitted dates
1 cup (250ml) boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda
100g butter, chopped
3/4 cup (135g) brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (150g) self-raising (self-rising) flour

toffee sauce
150g butter (chopped)
1 cup single (pouring) cream
1 1/2 cups (265g) brown sugar

preheat oven to 180C (355F). Place the dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Place the date mixture in the bowl of a food processor with the butter and sugar and process until just combined. Add the eggs and flour and process until just combined. Pour into a lightly greased tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Cut into squares.

To make toffee sauce, place butter, cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until butter is melted. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. Spoon over puddings and top with cream.

Serves 6

I feel like I’ve crossed over to the dark side making something from a donna hay magazine… was very very tasty though and probably very very bad for us

white surfaces and dodgy laptop are probably also enough to make me cry… seems the white balance on this is off… and yet on the laptop it looked fine.

Magic Donkey and Secret Sauce Algorithm

Magic Donkey and Secret Sauce Algorithm
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Image by cobalt123
A set of 96 images found by Scout for my photos in Explore on March 2. The title comes from comments flickr staff heather made in the flickr help forum here. If these photos are not interesting, don’t blame me – there’s a donkey and sauce involved.

Thanks to fd, who created and hosts Scout! His online application can make a poster for you, with a nice dark gray background and a large titleblock with your flickr ID. This set I created using his application to secure the images with the dates and Explore rankings above each. Then I pieced them together using Photoshop and added the caption.