cooking Time
0:35
serves
8
preparation Time
1:00

Vegan Sticky Date Puddings

Although I try to keep a healthy, clean and wholesome diet, some occasions call for a rich, delicious and utterly indulgent dessert, and my Sticky Date Puddings with Whiskey Caramel Sauce falls right into that category. This dessert is made by combining a soft, sweet date pudding, a creamy vanilla buttercream, crunchy gingerbread snaps and a thick, whiskey infused caramel sauce. Served with vegan ice-cream, it's guaranteed to impress anyone with a sweet tooth, and is the perfect treat to present at special occasions, festive celebrations and dinner parties.

Ingredients for the puddings

  • 300g pitted dates
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 75g vegan butter
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 vegan eggs (2 tsp egg replacement powder mixed with 4 tbs water)
  • Vanilla bean paste, to taste 
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Ingredients for the decorations

  • Vegan buttercream - my recipe here
  • Vegan caramel sauce
  • Gingerbread or ginger biscuits, homemade or store bought
  • Vegan ice-cream
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Instructions for the puddings

  • Cut dates into pieces and place into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add bicarb and water and set aside for approximately 15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to approximately 190 degrees Celsius and grease 8 mini loaf tins with vegan butter.
  • Mash date mixture until it forms a reasonably smooth paste (some chunks are okay).
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar, adding golden syrup and vegan eggs once combined.
  • Add vanilla, flour, ginger and date paste and mix with a spatula until mixture is just combined.
  • Divide mixture evenly into prepared loaf tins and place in the oven.
  • Cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until puddings bounce back when pressed.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.

Instructions for decorations

  • Top warm or room temperature puddings with a squeeze of buttercream, drizzle of caramel sauce, a small piece of gingerbread and a scoop of ice-cream, or any combination of toppings you like!

 

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