Jan 28, 2008


Good Morning everyone!

I have noticed many of us at Hogwarts have been posting our favorite recipes on our blogs and I personally thought it was a great idea. In fact, just this past weekend I included on my blog, a family recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding that I thought many of you would enjoy. Then my brilliant interim Head Girl Penelope Pinkstone, brought to my attention that she thought it would be a great idea to have a HSKS4 Recipe Book. I agree, but a recipe book can get quite pricey to print and instead thought it would be a great idea to add a linked recipe blog to our HSKS4 main blog. I have invited you all to post your recipes and hope that you will enjoy this page and get some great ideas and maybe some new favorites. As the wise Julia Child said "Bon Appetit".

Sticky Toffee Pudding

unsalted butter for baking dish
1 cup and 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teasoon baking powder
3/4 cup pitted dates chopped
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cup boiling water
5 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Heat the oven to 350° F.
Butter an 8x6" baking dish.

Sift the flour and baking powder onto a sheet of waxed paper or into a bowl; set aside.

Chop the dates fine; toss with 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl.

Beat 4 tablespoons of butter and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg along with a little of the flour mixture; beat for 1 minute. Beat in remaining flour mixture.

Add dates, baking soda and vanilla to the 1-1/4 cups boiling water, stirring to combine; add to batter, beating until well blended.

Pour batter into a prepared baking dish; bake until set and well browned on top, 35- 40 minutes.

Remove from oven to wire rack.Heat broiler.

Heat remaining 3 tablespoons butter, the brown sugar and the 2 tablespoons heavy cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat to simmering; simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; pour topping over pudding.

Place pudding in broiler, about 4 inches from source of heat; broil until top bubbly, about 1 minute.