Guilt-Free Sticky Toffee Pudding

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    Total Time
    1hr 20mins
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A satisfyingly sticky English-style steamed pudding. This lighter version is low in fat, and free from refined sugars. Serve warm. (Dairy-Free, Low-Fat)

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Dates icon
    175g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Water icon
    175ml (¾ cup)
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup
    106ml (½ cup)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    17ml (1⅛ tbsp)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    2 (40g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    85g (about ¾ cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Orange icon
    1 (200g)
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
    2 (60g)
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup
    as needed
  • Candied ginger icon
    Candied ginger
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Water bath
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Ramekin
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  2. Add dates and water to a clean saucepan
  3. Simmer - 5 min
  4. Add maple syrup and vanilla extract to a clean medium bowl
  5. Transfer fruit to syrup
  6. Blend until smooth
  7. Add egg yolk, all purpose flour, baking powder, ginger and orange to a clean medium bowl
  8. Add syrup to batter
  9. Mix until well combined
  10. Add egg white to a clean large mixing bowl
  11. Whisk until stiff peaks form
  12. Fold egg whites into batter
  13. Grease 4 clean ramekins
  14. Add maple syrup to the ramekins
  15. Pour batter into 4 ramekins
  16. Wrap tightly with foil
  17. Place in water bath
  18. Bake - 1 hr, 170°C
  19. Turn out
  20. Garnish with candied ginger
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