Pudding definitely isn’t just for Christmas, especially for us southern hemispherers, winter is the spiritual home of this rich, comforting treat!
Gran Marjorie was a master of the classics, and this simple pudding recipe was one all the kids looked forward to, especially if there was some of her homemade custard on offer.
Corrina especially remembers coming in from pruning in the vineyard in winter, with her Grandpa and Uncle Don, to her Gran’s homecooked 3 course lunch, including this rich, delicious pudding to finish. It was exactly what everyone needed to warm up inside and out, not to mention the energy to get back outside in the cold.
It was this dish that also fostered a lifelong love of sticky date puddings!
Check out the video below to watch this delicious pudding come together:
Gran’s Date Pudding
1 cup of Chopped Dates
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 cups of Self-Raising Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbs melted butter
Fresh fruit & Custard to serve
- Combine 1 cup of chopped dates, together with 1tsp bicarb soda, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of boiling water and set aside.
- Combine 2 cups of self-raising flour, 1 tsp Cinnamon and 1 tbs of melted butter with 1 egg, and stir well.
- Add the dates, stir well and pour into a well greased pudding tin.
- Boil for 3 hours.
- Serve warm with fresh fruit and custard.