Sticky Date Pudding (Microwave Version)

Finally, I have managed to create another microwave-style dessert! It requires two mugs rather than one, but otherwise it’s pretty simple.

For the pudding you need:

  • 3 tbsp flour (I used wholemeal)
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp butter (or margarine)
  • 1 and a 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 and a 1/2 tbsp chopped dried dates (about 6-7 dates)

For the sauce you need:

  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 and a 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp butter (or margarine)

To make the pudding, put the 1/2 tbsp of butter in a mug and melt it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Add the flour, baking powder, milk and dates and stir to combine.

Place the brown sugar and 1 tsp of butter in a separate mug. Add the boiling water and stir until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Pour the sauce over the pudding mixture. Microwave for two minutes. Check the consistency of the sauce. If it still seems too watery, microwave for another 30 seconds. The sauce should be syrupy rather than solid. Don’t microwave it any longer than you have to to reduce the sauce – the first time I made this recipe, the pudding turned to charcoal!

Serve with cream, yoghurt or icecream.

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