I have been having this Sticky Date Pudding since my childhood. Earlier, I use to have a non-vegan version of it but, after turning vegan, I never missed that taste as the vegan version of this recipe tastes even better to me. I pour some amount of vegan custard over this pudding. This sticky pudding is not only sweet, but also warming, rich and filling.
This dessert is prepared at least once every week in my house. With this perfect taste, it also has this healthy side as it is made from dates. Dates, in any form, are great to have in winters as they give optimal warmth to the body and improve your blood flow. If you are allergic to dairy or are vegan, then this is a perfect recipe for you.
How to Make Vegan Sticky Date Pudding
In this recipe, I have prepared Caramel sauce along with the pudding. While you can have it with the caramel sauce in the topping, you can also have it with the vegan custard. I prepared caramel sauce as one of the other participants in the event was preparing vegan custard and I didn’t want to contradict our recipes. I personally like having my pudding with both caramel sauce as well as the custard. Let’s start with the recipe in the hand.
- 1 Cup of Boiling water
- 2 Cups of Dates
- 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup of Self-Rising Flour
- 1 Tsp of Baking Soda
- ½ Cup of Margarine
For Caramel Sauce:
- ½ Cup of Canned Coconut Cream
- 2 Tbsp of Margarine
- 2/3rd Cup of Brown Sugar
Step 1: Take a small bowl, add the boiling water, dates and baking soda, mix them up and let it sit for a period of 15 minutes (This process softens the dates)
Step 2: Preheat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius with a square baking dish that has spray oil in the same.
Step 3: In another bowl, add the margarine, self-rising flour and brown sugar and mix them up
Step 4: Now, take out the dates from the liquid and pour that liquid into the dry ingredient mixture of Step 3
Step 5: Then, take those dates and crush them all in a food processor
Step 6: Add the crushed/finely chopped dates into the mixture that was formed in the step 4
Step 7: Take Electric beaters and beat the entire mixture until it gets the creamy smooth texture (without any lumps)
Step 8: Now, as your oven is ready to bake, pour the mixture into the baking pan and let it heat for around 45 minutes in the oven. Later to check whether the pudding is completely baked, poke a clean knife in the center of the baked puuding, if it comes out clean, the pudding is ready
Step 9: While your pudding is ready, prepare your caramel Sauce now. Heat a saucepan a high flame and then add coconut cream, margarine and brown sugar.
Step 10: Then, continuously stir the mixture till it get a boil. Once there is the boil, put the flame into low and stir so, the sugar melts for 10-15 minutes. A thick paste is ready for you which is the caramel sauce.
Now, you can cut the baked pudding into square pieces and drizzle the caramel sauce on it. Enjoy the delicious dish. If not caramel sauce, you can also prepare Bechamel sauce to pour over your pudding. For having a more healthy dessert, you can try out the rhubarb cake too.