Friday, 17 June 2011

Sticky date and honey pudding

I was feeling in need of a little indulgence the other night so I made a version of the BBC cook books ‘guilt free sticky toffee pudding’. I received a round of applause from my husband, he said it was the best pudding he had ever eaten – high praise indeed for something that was thrown into the oven while dinner was cooking!!!!

175g pitted dried dates

8 Tbsps. Honey

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

2 eggs, separated

85g self-raising flour

0% fat Greek yogurt and extra honey to serve (optional)

Serves 4

·         Heat oven to 180°c/gas mark 4. Grease 4 x 200ml pudding moulds/ramekins.

·         Put the dates and 175ml water in a pot and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

·         Put into a blender/processor with 4 Tbsps. Of honey and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

·         Transfer to a bowl; add in the egg yolks and flour.

·         In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff then carefully fold into the date mixture.

·         Put 1 Tbsp. honey into the base of each mould/ramekin, and then fill with the mixture.

·         Cover each tightly with foil and stand in an oven proof dish and pour in hot water to come half way up the sides of the moulds.

·         Cook for 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 2 mins, uncover and run a knife around the edges. Invert onto serving plates.

·         Drizzle over yogurt and honey to serve if liked. Enjoy!