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Ginger Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce




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Ginger Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce



Great winter dessert - delicious with a full bodied red wine too!

Oven temperature

180°c fan 160°c – 350°f – Reg 4


  1. With a little of butter grease well 6 muffins pans

  2. Chop dates, peel and grate ginger, add to saucepan with water bring to boil for 1 minute – just to soften the dates.

  3. Take off heat add bicarb and set aside for approx. 5 minutes.

  4. Sift flour and spice into a bowl add sugar and stir well.

  5. Add date mixture, beaten eggs and rest of butter - mix well.

  6. Spoon mixture into tins and bake for 20 minutes until cooked in centre.

  7. While they are cooking make sauce by joining all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Stir all the time and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Increase heat and simmer until sauce thickens but can still be used to pour over muffins

Cooks tips

The muffins can be made in advance a just re-heat very gently careful not to dry them out

Serve with

Caramel Sauce and perhaps spoil yourself and add some pouring cream

Other Recipe

Wine pairing

Vegetarian information


  • 150g pitted dates

  • 10cm fresh ginger

  • 125ml water

  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda

  • 300g SR flour

  • ½ tspn mixed spice

  • 140g soft brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 100g butter

  • 80ml full fat milk

  • Sauce

  • 140gsoft brown sugar

  • 160ml thick cream

  • 50g butter

  • 1 tab golden syrup

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