Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce

I rarely write dessert recipes, but since the evenings have drawn in, it felt right to make a transition towards some good old fashioned English puddings. Interestingly, I was reading that the Sharrow Bay Hotel (where the dessert was invented over 40 years ago) in Cumbria insists that all guests and staff taking part in the cookery demonstrations sign a secrecy clause forbidding them to share the ingredients. Rest easy though my friends, this recipe is out there and obtainable!


  • Halawi dates, 227g (£1.25)
  • 284ml Elmlea double cream (88p)
  • Farm pride free range eggs (89p)
  • 250g pack of Tesco value unsalted butter (98p)
  • 500g pack of Silver Spoon caster sugar (72p)
  • 500g pack of Tesco unrefined dark muscovado sugar (99p)

The cupboard staples…

Plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder

Total cost

If you already have the cupboard staples, then according to, this trolley was cheapest at Tesco where it came to £5.71 - that's £1.43 per head!


  • Start by preheating the oven to 170C (which is gas mark 3 or 325F).
  • Now grab a pan and add 350ml of water, the dates (227grams) and ½ a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. Get on the heat and bring up to the boil. Once up to the boil, take off the heat and set to one side for use shortly.
  • Next up, take 80 grams of butter and cream together with 200g of caster sugar until light and pale. Then sift in 300g of plain flour and ½ a teaspoon of baking powder and give it a stir to incorporate a little. Now add 2 eggs (one at a time) beating the mixture well. Finally fold in the date mixture.
  • Put the mixture into a medium sized greased baking tin and place in the oven for 20 minutes. After 18 minutes, you can check to see if the pudding is ready by inserting a knife and seeing if it comes out clean.
  • Now for the sauce; place 100g of butter, 100g of muscovado sugar and 150ml of double cream in a pan and place over a low heat until the mixture is simmering, smooth and all incorporated.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the pudding and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Happy eating!


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