Sticky Date Pudding


 I love sticky date pud with butterscotch sauce.

When I am out at a restaurant there will be two desserts I look out for - something of the chocolate variety or sticky date. Sometimes I will go back to a cafe simply because sticky date pudding is on the menu. There have been a number of times I have been disappointed when they stopped making it. As luck would have it my next door neighbour is a chef and makes the most amazing sticky date pudding - absolutely delicious. He kindly gave me the recipe and I have converted it for use with Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour. It is YUM!  




125 g Dates chopped (dried)

250 ml Water

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

50 g Butter

100 g Brown Sugar

1 Egg

100 g Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour

1/2 tsp Baking powder


Butterscotch Sauce

150 g Brown Sugar

300 ml Cream

100 g Butter


This recipe is sufficient for 6 serves (some may say 4). Serve hot with the Butterscotch sauce, cream &/or ice-cream. ENJOY! 


Turn oven on to 170 C.

Grease an oven proof baking dish.

Put dates & water in a saucepan, bring to the boil & turn off the heat.

Add bicarb of soda to this & let the mixture cool.


Put the butter, sugar, Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour, egg & baking powder in the TM bowl.

Mix for 30 sec on speed 4.

Check all ingredients are mixed in.

Stand Mixer

Sift together Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour & the baking powder.

Cream the butter & brown sugar. 

Add the egg & continue to cream the mixture. Stop the mixture & scrape down the sides.

Add the flour mix & combine until all ingredients are incorporated.


Gently stir the date/water mixture. The dates should have softened considerably. 

Combine the date mix & the flour mix, stir well.

Transfer to a greased baking dish.

Bake in the oven at 170 C for ~30 - 35 mins. The actual time for baking will depend on the oven used.

Butterscotch Sauce

When making the sauce it will increase in volume ~3X as it starts to boil, use a saucepan that will allow for this expansion.

Put all sauce ingredients into a saucepan, stir the ingredients while heating the mix.

Boil the sauce for 5 mins & then remove from heat.