(photo and recipe from BBC Good Food website)
Finally got to give this recipe a try during the hubsters last 4 days off (he has an awesome shift) that's not to say I cooked Oh no! he is the kitchen whizz, I am just Chief taster and bottle wash!
. 200g Medjool dried dates, stoned and chopped.
FOR THE TOFFEE SAUCE
- 100g light muscovado sugar
- 100g unsalted butter
- 142ml carton double cream
- Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the dates and tea in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes to soften the dates. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
- Beat the butter and caster sugar together with electric beaters until pale and creamy, then beat in the egg, flour and mixed spice. Fold in the date mixture and pour into a buttered ovenproof dish or brownie tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is just firm to touch.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce by putting the sugar, butter and cream in a pan over a low heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Cook until the sauce is a lovely toffee colour. You're not going to want to add Custard to this, it's too nice, just a scoop of good Vanilla ice cream.
If you love to cook, or like me just eating in general, check out the recipes on BBC Good Food I've yet to be disappointed with anything we've tried from there and many have become classics in our house.
Stay tuned people, refashion coming up including a Tutorial and some Denim projects including how to make those Denim roses.