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Date and Walnut Pudding with Hot Fudge Sauce

This is the most popular pudding in the Disney household and whenever my Mum asks which pudding she should do after a Sunday Roast this is always the answer! The fudge sauce is also good re-heated and poured over ice cream, so you could always double the sauce part and then you will definitely have leftovers! She can't remember where she originally got the recipe from but I think it has been adapted over the years.

Date and Walnut Pudding with Hot Fudge Sauce - Google Images

(Picture courtesy of Google Images - not one I made earlier)

Serves 4-6

  • Oven 180 (electric)/ 160 (fan)
  • 1 buttered 1 litre deep dish
  • 175g Butter
  • 175g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • 100g Dates
  • 100ml Boiling Water
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 110g Self Raising Flour
  • 50g Walnuts Chopped

 

  1. Over a low heat, heat half the butter, 110g sugar and all the cream, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring to the boil and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour a little of the sauce into a buttered 1 litre deep dish to just cover the base.
  4. Pour the boiling water over the dates, add the bicarbonate of soda and leave for 10 minutes. Then add and beat the remaining sugar with 50g butter until light.
  5. Beat in the egg with the date mixture – don’t worry if it curdles!
  6. Stir in the flour and walnuts and pour into the dish.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes until firm to touch.
  8. Cool in the dish for a few minutes then turn out onto a plate.
  9. Re-heat the sauce and serve.

Warning - you may need some of our organic peppermint tea after this pudding as it is quite rich!

Melissa, February 2013