- 1 cup water
- 400g dates, pitted, chopped roughly
- 125g butter
- 1 Tbsp golden syrup
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup golden syrup
- 50g butter
- 1 cup cream
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Put the water, dates, butter, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add the baking soda and whisk well to combine. Add the flour, eggs and cinnamon and mix to combine. Pour into ramekins and cook at 180°C for 35 minutes.
To make the sauce, heat all the ingredients in a saucepan over moderate heat until dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce reaches a lovely golden caramel colour.
Pour sauce over the puddings and serve with cream or ice cream.