Sticky Date Pudding

  • Medium
  • 40 minutes

with poached pears, sticky caramel & hokey pokey ice cream

Hokey Pokey Sticky Date


  • Chopped dates

    3/4 cup

  • Milk

    ¾ cup

  • Baking soda

    1 teaspoon

  • Butter


  • Dark brown sugar

    3/4 cup

  • Eggs (room temperature)


  • Vanilla extract

    2 teaspoons

  • All-purpose flour

    1 1/2 cups

  • Baking powder

    2 teaspoons

  • Butter

    ½ cup

  • Brown sugar

    1½ cups

  • Cream

    1 cup

  • Pears


  • Cinnamon stick


  • Cloves


  • Star anise


  • Sugar

    1/2 cup

  • Turmeric

    1 tablespoon


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 fan bake, prep your Mini cake tins, you could also use muffin tins or even a deep slice tin for this recipe.

  2. Place your dates & milk into a bowl & microwave for 2 minutes add your baking soda a set aside.

  3. Put sugar, flour, butter & baking powder into your food processor blitz until combine. Add vanilla, date mix & finally your eggs blitz's again until combined.

  4. Pour mixture into prepared tins and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  5. For the Caramel Sauce:

    Melt butter in a small saucepan over moderate-high heat. Stir in the sugar, keep stirring while the sugar melts & dissolves into the butter. Add the cream & stir to combine. Continue to stir until the sauce begins bubbling, then reduce to simmer for 10 minutes until sauce is a glossy & thick.

  6. Poached Pears:

    Peel your pears put them into a pot with all the ingredients above cover the pears with water & cook on medium heat until soft.

  7. Enjoy your sticky date pear puddings hot, with a drizzle of caramel & a scoop of hokey pokey ice cream.