One of the great things we like about winter in Australia, is the chance to enjoy a lot more cooking in the kitchen. We get to enjoy lots of tasty food, and the oven makes the living areas toasty warm without needing to resort to the heater!
We wanted to make an old family favourite today that has been around FOREVER, and been recycled in one form or another for many years. And the great thing about this sticky date pudding recipe is that it is so easy to make.
Today’s recipe just needs a slow cooker, and some dates, coconut sugar (normal brown sugar can be used in a pinch), self-raising flour, water, butter, vanilla extract, milk, eggs – and around two hours of your time. We also added some sultanas to make it extra fruity, but that step is optional.
We had some vanilla ice cream on hand that made the perfect accompaniment, but you can certainly use cream or other topping if you wish.
It is easy to make and just needs time to cook in the slow cooker.
Have a go and let us know what you think.
- 250gms of chopped pitted dates
- 1 and 3/4 cups of SR flour
- 1 cup of coconut sugar (or normal brown sugar in a pinch)
- 2 eggs
- 50 gms of melted butter
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 1/2 cup of sultanas (optional)
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
- Ice cream or cream for topping.
- Thoroughly spray the inside of the slow cooker and turn onto HIGH with the lid on to heat up
- Chop the dates and put aside
- Sift the flour into a large bowl, add half the sugar and mix together
- Add the butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla into a separate bowl and whisk until all ingredients are well mixed
- Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl containing the flour and sugar and stir together
- Add the fruit and stir into the mixture
- Pour this all into the slow cooker and spread across the bottom
- Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the mixture and pour the boiling water carefully over the entire mixture
- Replace the lid and cook until the top has formed into a golden crust. Depending upon the size and strength of your slow cooker this may take between 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours
- Once cooked, remove the lid and turn off the heat. Allow it to stand for 10 to 15 minutes to set and cool slightly
- Serve and enjoy. Any remaining pudding can be kept in a airtight container in the fridge and warmed in the microwave.
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