• Baked date pudding

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    Baked date pudding
    Prep: 10 min Cook: 40 min Servings: 6
    by Peter Brown
    100 recipes
    A Cape Malay recipe as reproduced on I Africa "an olden time dessert learnt from granny." It always takes me back to my very young childhood days when I used to spend rainy days in my gran's large old kitchen in Bredasdorp with its wood-burning stove, keeping warm and enjoying the smells that came from the oven.


    • 1x250g stoneless dates
    • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 4 cups self-raising flour
    • `/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • A pinch of salt
    • 90g soft butter
    • ½ cup soft brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • A pinch of salt


    1. Cream the butter, sugar and egg together.
    2. Add the milk, oil and salt.
    3. Mix the dry ingredients together except the dates and add the egg mixture
    4. Add the dates to the mixture and mix well.
    5. Turn out on a greased ovenproof dish.
    6. Bake on the middle shelf at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes and serve with custard.

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