What makes my world go round...

The post Christmas sale is on and u shud see the crowd in town yesterday... we were out the whole day yesterday.. not to shop till we drop.. no way... but to do little errands and at the same time to go to our fav cafe.. unfortunately when we got to Paragon.. Caffe Beviamo was closed.. so no Piccolo Latte coffee and sticky date pudding for us but instead we had our coffee in PS Cafe.. i am not saying PS Cafe is not that good.. it is .. the coffee is little thin for our liking and to be paying $15 for a slice of cake is a little pricey! :o(

Talking abt this pudding... i think we got addicted to it ever since we were still dating.. every single time we wanna hv desert we will head to Tanglin Mall.. their coffee is the best and their sticky date pudding is to die for.. anyway dont ask me why i hv not attempted baking it all this while cos i really hv no answer to it.. to be honest.. ever since i started baking full time again.. i hv never.. not once ordered any cake fm any bakery.. every single time i feel like ordering some i will always end up walking out of the bakery.. last week on my bday.. hb told me not to bake but instead buy one as my bday cake... i didnt end up doing so simply cos i cant.. and if i now start baking my fav sticky date pudding and if the recipe turns out well.. i dont think i would be able to enjoy my coffee with any other desert.. lets just say... dont spoil ur palette lah Rima.. u need to go to a cafe and hv coffee with some kinda desert!!

Anyway.. we got home.. had our dinner and had coffee with no cake.. i told hb that maybe its time for me to try out one of the two recipes which i hv kept in my notebook of sticky date pudding... so right after the 9:30pm news.. i took out my butter.. whipped it and bef i knew it .. my cake was ready... we didnt hv it right away as we didnt hv any vanilla ice cream in our fridge.. so this morning right after brekkie.. hb drove to the nearest supermarket.. got ourself Vanilla ice cream and guess what we had as desert... sticky date pudding in our own comfort zone.. weeeee my super fussy hb gave 9 1/2 out of 10 and walloped the whole plate.. the cake itself is super soft and moist.. full of flavor and i am so so glad that i used the batter baker butterscotch sauce recipe cos it didnt overpower this desert .. now how on earth am i gonna go back to my normal routine of having sticky date pudding and coffee in Caffe Beviamo!! welp!

Ingredients (serves 8)
250g pitted dates, chopped
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups boiling water
125g butter, softened - i used unsalted anchor brand and added 1/4 tsp to my flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract - no stock so used 2tsp of vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups White Wings Self-Raising Flour, sifted - i used flour and added 1tsp of baking powder

Butterscotch Sauce
90g brown sugar
120ml thickened cream - i used double cream
80g butter

- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a 7cm deep, 22cm (base) cake pan.

- Place dates and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour over boiling water. Allow to stand for 20 minutes - I boil water and dates and once it started to boil.. i off heat and added bicarbonate of soda.. let it stand for 20 mins or till lukewarm to touch.

- Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Using a large metal spoon, fold through date mixture and flour until well combined.

- Spoon mixture into prepared cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn onto a plate.

- Make sauce Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until sauce comes to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 minutes.

- Pierce pudding all over with a skewer. Pour 1/2 cup of warm sauce over warm pudding. Stand for 10 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve with remaining sauce.

This is Cafe Beviamo sticky date pudding pic that i took a year ago and was featured in my blog.. i remembered the day i took this pic.. new camera so the pic didnt do justice to how delish this sticky date pudding is..anywho if u want another recipe for the cake that uses less butter here it is..

200g pitted dates
300ml water
1 tsp baking soda
40g walnuts (optional)
60g butter
40g brown sugar
100g white sugar
2 eggs
150g flour
1 tsp baking powder

Source: First recipe taken fm


KG said...

ha ha great minds think alike...persantanlah yani nih! i was just browsing at sticky date puddings recipes...and thinking of getting dad to get medjool from his kedai iran in shah alam this weekend :p....i ikut resepi you lah muahhaaaha tqs rima

izahdaut said...

ishh..bila bace story kesedapan puding ni.tak dapat nak imagine rasanya...hmmmmmmm.dah sah sah la moist dengan sos nyer tuu...waahh.. nak jugaakkk.

Sizuka said...

Rima, if u were to invite me over for the sticky date pudding now, I'd fly all the way from Terengganu to Singapore. That's how tempting and mouth watering ur date pudding is :D

btw, i've uploaded photos of Shariff here

Rima said...

LOL KG.. tahu tak pe.. kita ni memang addicted to benda ni.. bila semalam tak dapat.. macam orang tengah mengandung 10 bulan pulak.. ngidam sampai terbuat sendiri benda ni.. but kan no menyesal one cos so so sedap this pudding.. nanti sure akan kita makan again hehe

lina said...

wah i yg tengok pun dah meleleh air liur ni sedap nyer...

Rima said...

Nak ku ulangi betapa sedapnye benda ni?? hahha.. pi buat ah izah.. siapa tahu ade kurma terselit selit kat fridge Izah fm bulan ramadhan heheh

Rima said...

Actually semalam i went to ur blog and then i left a comment.. tak lepas ke my comment?? lahhhh..

I said si dak Shariff tu if rambut dia keriwil macam sonia sure lagi sama hehehhe

Nak ke?? masih ade 8 keping ni.. tinggal heat the cake.. heat the sauce and voila.. a plate of sticky date pudding for u :o)

Rima said...

Thats how i feel yesterday Lina.. macam ngidam pulak hahah.. last night i paksa kan diri bake it since cafe tu tutup for christmas..

lina said...

rima - wanted to ask where to get thickened cream? all the ingredients is in the kitchen

Rima said...

You can get it fm any supermarket.. i used double cream..

Unknown said...

your cake & the butterscotch is to die for!!!!! u shud open up a bakery!

Rima said...

Hehe ty mrs plain june..

Siapa tahu.. insyallah.. but siapa pulak nak kelolekan bakery/cafe tu.. nanti i tak dak chance nak membontot my hb gi outstation lagi heheh

hana said...

OMG! menjejes2 air liuq aku mcm sos tuh! psst lawo la langsir baru ko nih? bli mana? muekekeke

Rima said...

LOL Hana.. patut lah tadi macam ade air liuq kat langsir baru ku ini hahahah

Langsir beli kat pasar malam... murah aje heheh..tak lah i got someone to renovate my house.. good service.. u can go to her link kat bawah tu..

Anie said...


This my hb's kinda dessert. I tak heran sgt this type of dessert...hehehez. Me and hb ada different taste buds lah when it comes to dessert, ada sikit leceh lah :D The only thing we like together gether is ice cream...hehehez

lemongrass said...

My hubby and I also looooovvvveeeee sticky date pudding! Especially once you eat it with the butterscotch cream, emmang heaven. But lepas tu nangis sbb terkenangkan the lemak2 on the hips, hehehe

Rima said...

Lol Anie.. At least ade jugak persamaannye hehe.. My hb n i same2 when it comes to desert.. Cuma i like buttecake alottt .. He so so aje.. Chiffon lagi lah dia tak ngam! Apa kata u pi buat kan dia this desert.. Sure besok dia ajak u pi shopping hehe

Rima said...

Muahaha ape ade pada lemak di hips bila dibandingkan dgn kesedapannye yg tak boleh ditolak banding dgn ape2 pong haha..

Yat Maria said...


I think dude is gonna love this! yup I think so, so akan ku usahakan jadi isteri mithani & wat kan dia, ya tak..anyways, he can afford it la, not having an ounce of fat on him, bini dia lain kata ounce, mau berpound2 ada :)

Kongkang Malaya said...

K. Rima,
Every single time! Every single time that I click and take a look at your baking pictures, I will end up leaving calculating what's available in my kicthen so that I can bake some! Awesome and yummy looking pics!

Anonymous said...

i'm really drooling' exaggeration

Rima said...

My hb lagi kurus bangat.. makan ape pun tak tahu pergi ke mana benda tu.. not an inch of fat kat hip dia and on any other part of his body lol.. kita tok sah cakap.. makan makan makan semua kena distributed kat badan.. tu sebab nak kurus macam dia tak boleh one hehe

You cuba buat ah babe.. senang and sure dia suka one.. lepas tu boleh ajak dia gi TOTT hehe

Rima said...

Hehe so u got everything in ur kitchen?? gv it a try ok.. its super yummy!

SJB aka SUELYN J-B. said...


Rima said...

i now u like this kinda desert Noir! it is simply yummy!

Rima said...

Hehe yes it is Sue!

Liza said...

Hi Kak Rima,

It's such a lovely dessert!
Wanna check with u, instead of using double cream, can i use the Nestle cream instead? Tq!

Rima said...

Best to use thickened cream or double cream.. to be honest.. i am not a big fan of nestle cream but if u dont hv both cream.. u can always try and use nestle cream..

Yan said...

yea ar Rima. apa yg u bake mesti buat orang gila meroyan nak bake sama. masalahnya, i tengok u tak de spare tyre pun, pengikut setia ni ha yg makin naik. aiyoyo...

Rima said...

I also the same when i look at other food blogger.. sure macam meleleh air liur hehe

Eh mustahil tak de spare tyre.. i am in my 40s so of cos nak burn fat punya lah susah.. :o)

CS said...

When I say 'menciiii' .. you know what I mean, kan??

Rima said...

After all this year of cos i know when u say "menci" u actually "Lap" me kahkahkah

lina said...

Rima i have done! you can check it.....but the picture doesn't not look like your picture...BUt the taste..i tell you...awesome! i will do again and again...really falling in love with this pudding

Rima said...

Heheh bahaya tu bila u said ur falling in love with this pudding.. benda ni u can get addicted for years and years to come lol.. glad to hear ur pudding turned out good... well done Lina and jgn lupa go and get urself an ice cream for u to hv it tonight.. lagi shiok tau..

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..