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)
· 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!