With this recipe, you do not process the dates in the food processor, instead you cook them in water till boiling and then leave to aside to cool, after adding bicarb soda. The bicarb soda helps to soften the dates. Another difference is the steam baked method, which I believe is what keeps the pudding moist. Try it! Everyone gave it a 'thumbs up' even my Mom who is a better cook than me.
The next Australian Masterchef series is now open for people to apply. My hubby thinks I should put me name in.
- You can make the pudding in a small round cake pan as well.
- I added Kahlua to the butterscotch sauce. You could also add Tia Maria, quantity to suit your taste.