Sticky Date Pudding (Gluten-Free Option)

“An Yvonne Voorthuisen recipe submitted to a health magazine that I subscribe to. A good simple recipe for a warm dessert. She uses Orgran brand gluten-free flour mix that does contain a gum. If using a blend without gum you should add some xanthan gum (or substitute)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and grease a large loaf tin or similar sized casserole dish.
  2. Add the dates and water to a saucepan and simmer gentley, until the dates have softened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the sugar, butter, bi-carb soda and vanilla essence to the date mixture ,while the mixture is still warm. Allow to cool.
  4. Add the eggs and flour. Mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for approx 30 minutes.
  6. For the sauce: Using a saucepan- combine all sauce ingredients and simmer gentley for 5 minutes.
  7. TO serve: place a slice or square of the date pussing in a bowl and spoon over some sauce.
  8. Leftovers can be frozen in single-serve plastic containers and reheated in the microwave for one minute on High.

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