Sticky Toffee Pudding - A Date and Walnut Pudding Recipe

sticky toffee pudding

I first tasted a sticky toffee pudding at my friend's (Alec) house in U.K. Ever since, I became a total fan of the recipe. As will you. This recipe belongs to Alec's grandmother (whose soul now rests in peace). Although I have made minor changes to the recipe, but I am honored to dedicate this page to Alec's grandmother.

I think the beauty of this pudding is the overall flavor that comes out, when the toffee sauce is combined with the date and walnut pudding. It is amazing. You have to try it out to believe it.

Serves 6 (the rule of the jungle might apply)

So here are the ingredients

  • 175g dates (stoned and roughly chopped)
  • 90g Walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 200g Plain flour
  • 1-1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 300 ml Boiling Water
  • 175g Light Brown sugar (or Castor sugar)
  • 2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract

For the Toffee Sauce

  • 175g Light or dark muscovado sugar
  • 125g Butter
  • 6 Tbsp Double Cream


Place the chopped dates in a bowl and pour the boiling water on top. Add the bicarbonate of soda and set aside for 25-30 minutes.

Sift together the flour and baking powder.

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time and continue to beat until blends well. Also add the vanilla extract.

Stir in the flour and mix well. To this add the dates along with the water. Mix well.

Transfer this mixture to a 9" x 9" square greased dish. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180° C for 40 minutes.

When done, take out and let it cool a bit.

To make the toffee sauce

Melt the butter in a pan and add the sugar and cream. Stir gently on a low heat for 3-4 minutes (until the sugar blends well).

To serve

Cut equal squares of the pudding and place on a plate. Pour this lovely toffee sauce on the top.


Poke the pudding with a fork and drizzle all the sauce on top.


a piece of sticky toffee pudding on a plate

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