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30/07/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 29 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 30 July 2013

Hear Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee and chef Jak O'Donnell in conversation with Fred MacAulay.

  • Jak O'Donnell's Sticky Toffee Pudding

    300 ml boiling water

    150gr chopped dates

    150gr dark chocolate 70%

    100gr unsalted butter, softened

    120gr light muscovado sugar

    3 large free-range eggs

    225gr plain flour

    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    1 teaspoon baking powder –

    1 Espresso

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    Sauce

    100ml double cream

    100gr butter

    100gr light muscovado sugar

     

    Preheat the oven to 180 ºC/gas mark 4.

    Grease the sides of a 20cm  tin and line the base with baking parchment.

    Put the water in a pan, reduce to a simmer and soak the dates in it for 10 minutes. Then blitz to a paste and stir in espresso

    Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a microwave then set aside.

    Cream the softened butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one by one, and then mix in the melted chocolate.

    Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder,

    Add the dates and their soaking liquid and stir to mix. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for40- 50 minutes until it feels springy to touch.

     To make the toffee sauce, put all the ingredients into a pan over a high heat and boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.

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