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Author Topic: Date pudding  (Read 793 times)

Styyna

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Date pudding
« on: August 16, 2013, 09:18:13 AM »
(I figured this was a more appropriate place for my response from another topic.)

milla - Only one of the date pudding recipes I found calls for anything like steaming and that one just says to put the pan with pudding into a larger pan with water in it while it cooks for a little less than an hour.

Could this pudding be known by another name in your country? I've found date pudding and sticky date pudding, usually with a caramel or toffee sauce to accompany it and a recommendation to serve warm with ice cream.

The ones I found sound delicious but if I'm going to try it I'd like it to be authentic. :)
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LemonMyrtle

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Re: Date pudding
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 02:18:11 AM »
I only know sticky date pudding with sauce, Styyna, which is a family favourite in Australia. I can highly recommend it even if it isn't the authentic date pudding. Oh, I am SO hungry right now!
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Styyna

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Re: Date pudding
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 08:05:15 AM »
I haven't had breakfast yet and so I'm feeling the pull to go into the kitchen and whip something decadent up. :)

I'll resist, though, since I don't think we have any dates.
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milla

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Re: Date pudding
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 10:07:31 AM »
I haven't made a date pudding in years. My MIL taught me to do it, but I have never written down the recipe. I am sure that my SIL has got one, and I can ask her. What used to put me off, more than the steaming, was the suet which you are supposed to use for the pastry, but now there's vegetable suet; a much healthier alternative. My MIL didn't even use a pudding basin, she just rolled it in ball, wrapped it in greaseproof paper (baking parchment) and in a muslin cloth,  tied at the top. You don't have to steam it for very long. It is not like a meat pudding that has to be steamed for hours.
I'll ask my SIL for the recipe.