This recipe for sticky date pudding with caramel sauce is irresistible and easy to make. The creamy caramel sauce pairs perfectly with the date pudding and is wonderful on a cool day.
Serve warm. The pudding and sauce reheat well in the microwave.
Continue reading for storage and reheating tips, money saving ideas and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Storing and Reheating Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Leave the sticky date pudding in the baking tin or dish then cover with either a lid, foil or plastic wrap. In cooler weather it can be left in a cool place out of direct sunlight. In warmer weather it should be stored in the fridge. Keep the caramel sauce in the fridge regardless of the weather.
Sticky date pudding will keep for 3 to 5 days. It will become dry over time or may grow mould in humid environments. Discard if you see signs of mould or it has an off smell.
Place a serving portion in a microwave safe bowl then heat for 20 to 30 seconds on high until just warm. Spoon the caramel sauce over the top then heat for a further 10 seconds on high.
Gluten and Dairy Free Options
To make this pudding gluten free; replace the flour with a measure for measure gluten free flour blend and use gluten free baking powder. Check the thickened cream for gluten otherwise use a double cream.
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To make this recipe dairy free; replace the butter with a dairy free margarine and the thickened cream with a lactose free cream.
Dried dates have a long storage life of up to 6 months after opening when kept in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry place. They will last up to a year in the fridge and up to 3 years when frozen. By buying dates in bulk when you see them on special you can save a great deal of money.
Dates can be added to oatmeal for a delicious porridge or try making these Date and Nut Bars for a healthy snack. Dates will have a foul odor when they have gone bad.
Flour and Sugar
Money can be saved on pantry basics such as flour and brown sugar by buying in bulk packs. It is important to store both in airtight containers to prevent pests and moisture. This will also extend their shelf life.
You may find better quality flour at a cheaper price by buying direct from the local flour mill or wholesalers who sell direct to the public.
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