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Date and fig pudding
By : Rehana Khambaty
Category : Desserts and baking dishes
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Grease a microwave-safe dish with softened butter.
  2. Place the dates, figs and water in a large bowl and cook on High for 6 mins.
  3. Mash the dates and figs with a fork.
  4. Add and stir the soda bicarb until it foams.
  5. Keep aside to cool. Add butter and mix.
  6. Add vanilla essence and sugar, mix well.
  7. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  8. Add the sifted flour and walnuts.
  9. Mix gently. Do not overbeat, just mix.
  10. Pour the mixture into the greased dish and cook on medium high for 6 mins.
  11. Leave to stand for 4 mins. before serving.
  12. Turn the dish upside down to remove pudding.
  13. Serve immediately with hot sauce.

For sauce:
Combine the cream, butter, sugar, vanilla essence and lemon rind in a microwave safe bowl and cook on High for 5 mins. and 30 seconds, stirring well after each minute.

100 gms. fresh dates, pitted and chopped
90 gms. dried figs, chopped
75 gms. butter, melted
300 ml. water
1 tsp. soda bicarb
200 gms. raw sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsps. chopped walnuts
½ tsp. vanilla essence
190 gms. self raising flour

For the sauce:
60 gms. butter
250 gms. soft brown sugar
1 cup cream
1 tsp. vanilla essence
2 tbsp. grated lemon rind

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