Possibly the easiest and most delicious pudding to make at short notice and with simple ingredients!
I N G R E D I E N T S
375g fresh medjool dates, stones removed and chopped
100g butter, at room temperature
125g brown sugar
150g self raising flour, sifted
250ml boiling water
2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Ice cream or cream to serve
M E T H O D
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan / 180°C static.
2. In a large bowl add the dates, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. Once the dates have softened up, add this mixture along with the butter and sugar into a food processor and process until combined well.
3. Next add the eggs, flour and cocoa and process again until well combined.
4. Lastly, divide the mixture between 6 x 10cm Staub minis, place on a large baking tray and cook for 25–30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Alternatively, use a Staub 24cm cocotte or similar size dish and make one big one.