Steamed Sticky Date Pudding

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A great winter dessert
Preparation time10 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes


  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped pitted fresh dates
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 40g butter, chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • Butterscotch sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup light cream
  • 40g butter


  1. Place the dates and water in the bowl of a food processor and process until combined. Add soda and stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add butter, sugar, egg and flour and process until combined. Pour into rice cooker bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in Steamer Basket. Place lid on and set timer.
  3. Meanwhile to make the sauce, combine the sugar, cream and butter in a medium saucepan and stir over low heat until butter melts and mixture combines.
  4. Spoon pudding among serving bowls. Drizzle with sauce. Serve.