Super Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Hello lovelies!

Hope you're all rested and well and enjoying the last of your Sunday. I've been busy cramming for exams but have now given up because I've come to accept that no matter how hard I try to learn probability it just wont stay in my head.

Yesterday my friend and I decided to cheer ourselves up with an evening of baking and enjoyed our fair share of sticky toffee pudding whilst planning our summer holiday.

If you want to try out making this delicious pudding yourself here's what you'll need;

For the Pudding
3 medium eggs
225g (8oz) of self raising flour
150g (5oz) of sultanas or chopped dates (these are optional)

300ml (1/2 pint) boiling water
100g (4oz) room temperature butter
150g (5oz) soft, light brown, muscovado sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 

For the Toffee Sauce
125g (4oz) of butter
175g (6oz) of muscovado sugar
170ml (1/3 pint) cream

Method for the pudding 

Step 1 
Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees Celsius (350 Degrees Fahrenheit) / gas mark 4 and grease the sides of a roughly 22cm (8in) X 22cm (8in) square baking tin or glass bowl with butter.

Step 2
If you want to use sultanas or dates you must soak them in simmering water for about 10 minutes. And then add them to the mixture later on.

Step  3
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is pale and soft. (There should be no large bumps of butter left) For this step it's a good idea to use the tips of clean fingers to crumble all the sugar and butter together.
Step 4
Next up is to beat three eggs in a cup with a fork and add them into your sugar and butter mixture. You can then beat the mixture all together with a fork or use a trusty electric whisk.

Step 5
To your mixture add the sieved flour and 1 tea spoon of bicarbonate of soda and baking powder.

If the mixture seems too think you can add a few spoons of boiling water to thin it down. But be careful; you don't want it to look like runny soup!

Step 6
By the end of all that mixing your mixture is ready to be spread evenly into a baking tin and placed into the oven for 50-60 minutes.

Method for the Toffee Sauce
While you pudding is baking away in the oven you can move onto making the delicious sweet and buttery toffee sauce.

Step 1
Place the sugar, butter and cream into a heated pot.

Step 2
Melt the contents completely on high heat and at first it should turn a dark brown colour.

Step 3
Turn down the heat and allow the sauce to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye on it and stir regularly. It will begin to thicken up and go a delicious light brown colour.

(excuse the terrible quality of this photo!)

When your sauce is finished all you have to do is sit and wait eagerly for the timer to buzz telling you the fluffy pudding is ready. To make sure it's completely baked all the way through insert a sharp knife into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean you know you've got a winner!

The only thing left to do now is serve it up on a plate and dig in!

If you do try this recipe out I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thanks for reading as always,

P.S I have to excuse myself in advance if I go M.I.A for the next two weeks. It's only because I have mock exams until Friday the 8th and I know I won't have the time to upload as frequently as I'd like to, so forgive me!
However I will try to do my best.

1 comment:

  1. wow this looks yummi i have to try this!
    your blog is great !
    Maybe we follow each other !?
    Let me know :)