Sticky Date Self-Saucing Pudding

Sticky Date Self-Saucing Pudding

Serves 4

1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
40g butter, melted
2/3 cup milk
1 cup pitted dried dates, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Icing sugar and custard, to serve

Sauce:
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
25g butter, finely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Lightly grease an 8 cup-capacity oven-proof dish.
2. Sift flour into a bowl. Add sugar. Make a well in centre. Add butter and milk. Stir to combine. Fold in dates. Spread mixture into prepared dish. Sift cinnamon over top of mixture. Place dish on a baking tray.
3. Make Sauce: Place boiling water, sugar and butter in a heatproof jug. Stir until butter has melted. Pour boiling water, over the back of a large metal spoon, over mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until top has set. Stand for 5 minutes. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with custard.

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