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Very much like a sticky date pudding - nice and moist, and made without eggs.



Total time

70 minutes


Desserts, Breads


  • 180 g dates (stones removed and chopped)
  • 200 g dark brown soft sugar
  • 55 g butter (or margarine)
  • 250 ml water (boiling)
  • 220 g self-raising flour 
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Grease and flour a 23x13cm loaf tin.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dates, brown sugar, margarine and boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in flour, bicarb and vanilla. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Allow to cool.
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Contains allergens
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