Sticky toffee pudding

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Sticky toffee pudding
Dessert
StickyToffeePudding.jpg
Place of origin:
England
Region or state:
Lancashire
Main ingredient(s):
Sponge cake, dates, toffee
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Sticky toffee pudding
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Sticky toffee pudding
 
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Sticky toffee pudding
Dessert
StickyToffeePudding.jpg
Place of origin:
England
Region or state:
Lancashire
Main ingredient(s):
Sponge cake, dates, toffee
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Sticky toffee pudding
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is an English steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with a vanilla custard or vanilla ice-cream.[1] It is considered a modern British ‘classic’ by various British experts,[2][3] alongside Bread and butter pudding, Jam Roly-Poly and Spotted Dick puddings.

Origins[edit]

Francis Coulson developed and served this dessert at his Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel in the Lake District in the 1970s.[4] Food critic Simon Hopkinson claimed that Coulson told him he got the recipe from a Patricia Martin of Claughton in Lancashire.[5] Martin had published the recipe in a compilation that later became the The Good Food Guide Dinner Party Book, and first served the dish at her country hotel. Coulson's recipe only differs from Martin's in the sauce.[6][5] Her son later told Hopkinson that she had originally gotten the recipe from two Canadian air force officers who had lodged at her hotel during the Second World War.[5] According to Hopkinson, this Canadian origin makes sense, as the pudding uses a batter more akin to that of an American muffin, rather than an English sponge.[5]

Production[edit]

One of the largest and best known producers of sticky toffee puddings is located in the village of Cartmel in Cumbria, called Cartmel Village Shop.[7] 2,000 sticky toffee puddings are made there each week.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe - RecipeWISE
  2. ^ Hopkinson, Simon. "Mrs Martin's moment of genius". The Guardian/The Observer. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Grant, Richard E. "Sticky toffee pudding". BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.sharrowbay.co.uk/dining/stick-toffee-pudding
  5. ^ a b c d Simon Hopkinson updates the classic sticky toffee pud | Life and style | The Observer
  6. ^ Food: By George, it's good - Life & Style - The Independent
  7. ^ a b Scotland on Sunday October 27, 2002, Sunday STICKY FINGERS BYLINE: Sue Lawrence

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