Some of you have asked for the recipe for sticky date pudding and after trying a couple of different versions I settled on this one as being easy and good.
Sticky Date Pudding1 cup water
1 cup chopped dates
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Pour boiling water over dates and baking soda in small bowl,mix and let stand until lukewarm.
2 cream butter and sugar in medium bowl until light and creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture,making 3 dry and two liquid additions. Mix well. Spread evenly in prepared pan(9 inch square),greased.
3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 350.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar-(I use less)
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter and dissolve sugar over medium heat
add cream and vanilla
simmer 5 minutes until slightly thickened
Serve warm over sticky date pudding