• The perfect dessert on a cold day!

    This date self-saucing pudding studded with nubbly walnuts is the perfect sweet combination! Save this recipe for the perfect dessert to serve on a cosy day after Sunday lunch.

    Date and walnut self-saucing pudding

    By Sarah Dall Serves: 6
    Total Time: 45 mins



    • 180g self-raising flour
    • 2g (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
    • 160g brown sugar
    • 50g salted butter, melted
    • 180ml full-cream milk
    • 155g (1 cup) dried pitted
    • dates, finely chopped
    • SAUCE

    • 250ml (1 cup) boiling water
    • 125g brown sugar
    • 40g salted butter
    • 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
    • warm custard, to serve (optional)



    For the date and walnut base, preheat the oven to 180°C. Whisk the flour, ground cinnamon and 160g brown sugar together in a large bowl. Fold in the 50g melted butter and milk. Add the chopped dates and stir until well combined.


    Pour the batter into an ovenproof bowl (about 29cm diameter x 20cm height), filling the bowl up to ¾ of the way. Set aside.


    For the sauce, place the boiling water, 125g brown sugar and 40g butter in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and pour the sauce over the back of a metal spoon onto the date and walnut base. Top with the chopped walnuts.


    Bake in the preheated oven, about 30 minutes.


    Serve with the custard alongside, if desired.

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    Recipe and styling by Sarah Dall

    Photograph by Myburgh du Plessis

    Imka Webb

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