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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Blitz-&-bake sticky toffee Christmas pud, a Christmas Baking Ideas


This Christmas Baking Ideas was conjured up by combining sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake.


200g ready-to-eat stoned dates
100g walnuts
1 carrot, peeled and coarsely grated in the food processor
1 dessert apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated in the food processor
2 tbsp golden syrup
4 tbsp brandy
100g cold butter, cut into cubes
2 eggs, beaten
140g golden caster sugar
170g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
For the walnut toffee sauce
175g golden caster sugar
25g walnuts, roughly chopped
100g butter
6 tbsp double cream


1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Blitz the dates in a food processor until chopped a little, then add the walnuts, carrot, apple, golden syrup and brandy. Pulse a few times until coarsely chopped, but still chunky. Tip in the butter, eggs and sugar and pulse a few times to combine. Finally, add the flour and bicarbonate soda, and keep tapping the pulse button just until everything comes together. Butter and line the base of a 1.5-litre pudding basin with greaseproof paper. Tip the mix in, smooth the top and bake for 1 hr 20 mins –1 hr 30 mins or until a skewer inserted into the pudding comes out almost clean.
2. To make the sauce, tip the sugar into a frying pan and put over a medium heat. Cook until bubbling and golden. Swirl in the walnuts and, when completely coated, use a slotted spoon to lift them out onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Leave to harden; this is the praline. Carefully add the butter and cream to the caramel residue in the pan, return to the heat, bring to a simmer and stir together to make a toffee sauce.
3. To serve, break the praline into shards. Turn out the pudding, spoon over some sauce and decorate with the praline. Serve this Christmas Baking Ideas with the remaining sauce.

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Blitz-&-bake sticky toffee Christmas pud, a Christmas Baking Ideas
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