The Other Side of the World: sticky date pudding

Saturday, June 03, 2006

sticky date pudding

as requested by the boy who last consumed it whilst doing me a scope-ful favour: Makes - an industry-standard sized amount? 1 1/2 C butter 3 3/4 chopped pitted dates 3 tsp baking soda 3/4 C caster sugar 6 eggs 3 3/4 C flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 5 1/4 tsp baking powder Place dates in saucepan, cover with cold water. Boil. Reduce and simmer 3 min, add baking soda, set aside. In mixer: cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Gently fold in flour, salt, vanilla. Slowly stir in baking powder and about 1/4 C liquid from cooking dates until mixture resembles thick pancakes (note: NZ pancakes are like Place Milton i.e. thick, crepes, so take that as you will). Drain remainder of cooking liquid off dates, stir dates into batter. Bake for 40 min or until cooked in center (except that it was written 'senter' so perhaps that's a key difference?) Happy puddings!


Anonymous Sam "Brock Tandem" Lettieri said...

8:03 AM  
Anonymous maddox said...

Blog: The word "blog" is literally shorthand for "boring;" a vulgar, overused word that strikes your ear with the dull thud of a cudgel to the soft spot of a child. It's an abbreviation used by journalism drop outs to give legitimacy to their shallow opinions and amateur photography that seems to be permanently stuck in first draft hell. Looking in the archives of the blogs, one would expect someone who has been at it for years to slowly hone their craft and improve their writing and photographs, since it's usually safe to assume that if someone does something long enough, he or she will eventually not suck at it. Even with lowered expectations, you'll get a shotgun blast of disappointment in your face.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous maddox said...

Blogger: Term used to describe anyone with enough time or narcissism to document every tedious bit of minutia filling their uneventful lives. Possibly the most annoying thing about bloggers is the sense of self-importance they get after even the most modest of publicity. Sometimes it takes as little as a referral on a more popular blogger's website to set the lesser blogger's ego into orbit.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous maddox said...

Blogging: If minds had anuses, blogging would be what your mind would do when it had to take a dump.

Blogged: What you call a trivial or largely inconsequential topic once bloggers have processed through every tired detail. For more on this, look into: every minor news story.

Blogosphere: The "blogosphere" is the new buzz word that has replaced "information super highway." It's what idiots like to call a collection of "blogs," otherwise known as a tragedy.

Blogomania: Like all other manias, except relating to the infatuation of blogs. It's one step above the more caustic phrase "blog-o-rama." Thankfully the latter hasn't caught on to the extent of its brethren, but that doesn't stop me from punching anyone who says it in the dick.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Sam "brock Tandem" Lettieri said...

any chance of a veagan sticky date pudding cuz?

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Turk Malloy said...

Hm.. who is this Maddox?
Class-less individual.
Anyway, well done with the recipe! haha.. I hadn't checked back since LAX. Did you get it yourself, or did you have to call in a favour, and if you did, can I read into that further?
Hope you're having a ball with exams or moving or whatever.

8:47 AM  

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