Thursday, 22 March 2012

Toffee Date Pudding with Vanilla Ice-cream

....okay, done with drafting one agreement, I need to see the world! Haha!

I made this delicious dessert last Sunday. I made it once, but was not to my liking! I had this recently at Bens  (the proprietors used to own Delicious chains of restaurants), and couldn't thinking about it. Truth is I love dates and I love cakes with dates in them!

This recipe that I got from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book, was a quick one to do!...and the Toffee Butterscotch Glaze...my my...I wish I could just slurp them! Will use them in Apple Cake topping soon!


Ingredients
Date Pudding
1/2 cup butter, soft I used salted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brandy, I omitted
8 oz plump moist dates such Medjool, half and pitted, I used Maryami??
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup packed dark brown sugar, I used the local gula merah
2 large eggs at room temperature

Method
Preheat oven at 170C, I didn't use muffin cups, instead i used a square casserole 8x8 inches(should have used 10x10). Boil dates in water till soft, let cool and puree in a food processor.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Beat sugar and butter till light, fluffy and pale. I used my wooden ladle! 
Add eggs one at a time. Add flour in three batches, alternating with two additions of sate puree. Bake for about 30 minutes....and smell the brown sugar date aroma linger in the entire corners of your house...mmmm

Toffee Butterscotch Glaze
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, soft
1/4 brandy, I omitted
1/4 tsp salt

Bring cream, brown sugar and butter to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook 3 minutes, add salt and cook about 1 minute more.

You know waht? Contrary to what I thought, the pudding was not sweet at all, and to serve it warm with ice-cream just made my Sunday afternoon complete!

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....for the CEO...


....for the meeting...


....for the meeting...tqs Ely for the very encouraging promotion of  The Kitchen Guardian, hehe!


Hantaran Macarons for Khadijah's teacher....the least I can repay her!


Hantaran macarons for Zana! Tq!




I made some 16 dozens macarons, tqs Aina, Roha, Salbiah, Izalina, Intan, Alisha!


Devil's Food Chocolate Cake wt Cream Cheese, Choc Ganache and Strawberries, tqs Aina for all this orders!


A Hummingbird Cake, tqs Moriani...

...and a Pavlova for Bella! 

4 comments:

NurMisnan said...

hoho.. all look superb and yummy..

Mrs & Miss Vanilla said...

Yanie, betul2 I tabik kat u. Bila lah nak jumpa u, boleh gak rasa mac tu kan? Jgn lupa kalau nak buat kelas lg, I follow... :)

KG said...

Nur Misnan, tqs!cubalah!

KG said...

Murni...tak taulah bila i nak buat kelas....now wt new job scope! i suppose one day we could just meet up and i show how to make those macarons :p

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