Treacle dates pudding with salted butterscotch creamy caramel sauce

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Ingredients

380 g dates, pitted
500 ml water
380 -400 g self-raising flour, sifted
5 eggs
330 g caster sugar
135 g soft butter
2 Tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 Tsp vanilla extract grinder
3 – 6 Tbs Treacle syrup

Salted Butterscotch Creamy Caramel Sauce
350 g brown sugar
300 g unsalted butter
200 g creme fraiche
130 ml vanilla custard
2-3 Tsp ground pink Himalayan salt, or to taste
4 Tsp Treacle syrup
3 Tsp golden syrup
2 Tsp vanilla extract grinder

Method

Preheat oven 180 C. Grease a large square foil baking tray must have depth of 5 cm or 6 cm. Combined dates, bicarbonate and water in a hand mix blender; blend till soft, and then set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until sugar dissolved, thick and pale, and then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Fold in vanilla, date mixture, treacle and then flour. Mix well. Spoon mixture into dish and bake for  45 minutes to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until springy to the touch and skewer inserted comes out clean.

Salted Butterscotch Creamy Caramel Sauce

Place all ingredients into a large saucepan except treacle, golden syrup, vanilla and simmer over a low heat until dissolved. Increase to medium heat and allow mixture to bubble away about 5 minutes. Add treacle, golden syrup and vanilla. Add more salt, if you like saltiness, and bring to bubbling simmer, remove from hob. Set aside in saucepan until ready to use to pour over the pudding once its done.

Remove pudding from oven and use a skewer or chopsticks to poke holes on the top of the pudding. Spoons half of the salted butterscotch sauce over the pudding to soak in and return to oven for 7 – 10 minutes until sauce bubbling. Remove from oven and spoons some more to seep through the holes if you like before serve pudding with the thicken cream, or double cream or ice cream or vanilla custard.

Note: oven temperature may vary. You might need to put in oven for 45 minutes; check with skewer: comes out clean, or  needed to put in oven longer.

You might want to serve the remaining of salted butterscotch. I prefer to spoons all my salted butterscotch into the dates mixture.I also like a bit more salt. You can put 1 -2 Tsp salt only.

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