Adam’s birthday was last week but because we had just arrived home, we were jet lagged and the house was upside down, and the day was a sort-of…non-event.  I hate that we let it slip by as I hold the firm belief that birthdays are a very important celebration, a time to reflect on the year that has been and celebrate all that is good at that moment in your life.  So, I’ve organised a belated celebration.  I’ve made Adam’s favourite ‘cake’ and we’ll have a birthday dinner of steak, chips and salad with sticky date pudding for dessert.  With candles and presents of course.  Better late then never, right?

You’ll see from the state of my typed out recipe that this is a favourite in our house.  I typed it verbatim from a family friend who made it for dessert for one of my parents’ dinner parties in 1998.  This recipe is one of those fool-proof recipes that turns out every time you make it.   I always make individual sized puddings so leftovers can be frozen and saved for those occasions when you don’t feel like making dessert, but feel like eating dessert.   The caramel sauce is so good, you could drink it.  And lasts up to a month in the fridge.  That’s if you don’t find yourself dipping a teaspoon in a few times a day which, I’ll be honest, is hard to resist.

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13 Comments on Sticky Date {Late} Birthday Pudding

  1. Natasha Henderson
    May 15, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am (5 years ago)

    Can you put the recipe up pretty please Jess? x

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    • Natasha Henderson
      May 15, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am (5 years ago)

      I must be blind! Just saw the link x

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      • brownpaperbelle
        May 15, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am (5 years ago)

        Haha I was quick!

    • brownpaperbelle
      May 15, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks tashi – have done now! I knew you’d love this one xo

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  2. snati001
    May 15, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Sounds like a delicious birthday meal! I just saved this recipe. Looks so good.

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  3. Haidi
    May 15, 2013 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks so yummy Jess – I’m saving this recipe too! Broc loves Sticky Date Pudding!

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  4. laurasmess
    May 15, 2013 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Yum!!! I love the fact that you cut out the little holes in the centres so that the sauce can soak in 🙂 And when a birthday treat is this delicious, I am pretty sure that no one would care that it’s late!

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  5. fabtraveller
    May 15, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Can I please have for my belated birthday when we arrive home?? x

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  6. rubytheblacklabrador
    May 18, 2013 11:05 am at 11:05 am (5 years ago)

    Made this for dinner last night – we ate four and froze the other 8 but I suspect there will be clamourings to have a repeat performance tonight. Delicious!

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    • brownpaperbelle
      May 20, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am (5 years ago)

      Isn’t it a great recipe. Glad you enjoyed! They don’t last long in our house either!

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  7. smilingldsgirl
    May 28, 2013 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm (5 years ago)

    that looks so good. I’ve always wanted to make sticky pudding and will have to give it a try

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    • brownpaperbelle
      May 28, 2013 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm (5 years ago)

      Definitely give this recipe a try – it is a winner!

      Reply

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