Method – pudding
The night before, soak dates in the warm water and soda bi carbonate for at least 8 hours.
Cream together the butter and sugar till light and fluffy, before gradually adding the eggs.
Once the eggs are added, add the flour and lightly mix/fold.
Puree the overnight dates and water in a blender and add to the mix. Combine until all the dates are mixed in well.
Pour mixture into moulds or a tray and bake at 145°C for 45 to 55 min.
Once baked, pour over the toffee sauce while still hot and serve.
Method – toffee sauce
Combine sugar, glucose and water and boil until caramelised.
Add the butter and whisk while cooking gently for 2-3 minutes until butter is incorporated, before adding cream and serving.