Oh glorious sticky date puddings. Possibly one of the best Thermomix recipes I could imagine. I absolutely adore this dessert, they are so incredibly juicy and tasty, there is a guaranteed risk for addiction. Make sure to grease your dariole moulds before you pour the mixture in so that it is easier to release them later on. Steamed in the Varoma these puddings make a fantastic dessert.
To make the caramel sauce, place the brown sugar, butter, cream, bourbon, vanilla bean paste and salt in the mixing bowl then cook 7 Min. / 80°C / Speed 3. Transfer to a warmed Thermi Servebowl and set aside while you make the puddings.
Place the dates, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda in the mixing bowl and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Add the sugar and butter then chop 10 Sec. / Speed 6. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
Add flour, baking powder, eggs and vanilla bean paste then mix 10 Sec. / Speed 4. Scrape down with spatula then mix again 5 Sec. / Speed 4.
Grease 8 dariole moulds with butter and place 1 date in the bottom of each (optional). Pour the mixture leaving approximately 1cm from the top. Place the dariole moulds into the Varoma dish.
Place 500g water in the mixing bowl, place Varoma containing puddings into position. Steam 25 Min. / Varoma / Speed 2.Turn the individual puddings out onto serving plates and top with the sauce. Serve with cream or ice cream.