*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                           Sticky Toffee Pudding
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4      tablespoons   Butter -- room temperature
      3/4  cup           Granulated sugar
    2      cups          Flour
    1      teaspoon      Baking powder
    1                    Egg -- lightly beaten
      3/4  cup           Pitted dates
    1      cup           Boiling water
    1      teaspoon      Baking soda
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
                         Toffee sauce:
    3      tablespoons   Butter
    5      tablespoons   Brown sugar
    2      tablespoons   Heavy cream
 Soften the butter in a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar; cream them until
 pale and light. Sift the flour and baking powder onto a plate. Beat the egg 
 with a little flour, into the creamed mixture. Continue beating for a few 
 minutes before mixing in the rest of the flour. Flour the dates lightly and 
 chop finely.
 Put into a bowl and pour the boiling water over them.
 Mix in the baking soda and the vanilla. Gradually blend this mixture into the 
 batter, mixing in well.
 Transfer to an 11-by-7-inch, lightly greased cake pan, spreading out evenly. 
 Bake in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes.
  To make the toffee sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the 
 sugar and the cream. Simmer gently for 3 minutes. Cut the hot pudding into 
 squares and cover with the sauce. Place under a hot broiler until it bubbles. 
 Take care, as it burns easily. Serve at once.
  6 to 8 servings
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