There is no pudding that can compare to the classic sticky date. Serve it with custard and you will really make your loved one’s day.
1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
40g butter, melted
2/3 cup milk
1 cup pitted dried dates, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Icing sugar and custard, to serve
Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an 8 cup-capacity oven-proof dish.
Sift flour into a bowl. Add sugar. Make a well in centre. Add butter and milk. Stir to combine. Fold in dates. Spread mixture into prepared dish. Sift cinnamon over top of mixture. Place dish on a baking tray.
Make sauce: Place boiling water, sugar and butter in a heatproof jug. Stir until butter has melted. Pour boiling water, over the back of a large metal spoon, over mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until top has set.
Stand for 5 minutes. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with custard.