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                           STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
 
 Recipe By     : BAKERS' DOZEN (GALE GAND) SHOW #BD1A32
 Serving Size  : 9    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2  cups          water
    1                    pitted dates -- (10-ounce container)
                         chopped
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
      1/2  cup           unsalted butter -- (1 stick)
    1 1/3  cups          sugar
    4                    eggs=7F
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    3      cups          unsifted all-purpose flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
    1      cup           brown sugar
      1/3  cup           butter
      1/3  cup           half and half
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
 
 Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Line
 bottom with waxed
 paper or parchment. Grease paper.
 Place date pieces in a pot with water and bring to a boil. Stir in soda and
 set aside. Cream butter
 then add sugar and beat until creamed. Continue beating, adding eggs 2 at a
 time, mixing until
 fluffy, add vanilla. Mix in flour and baking powder, alternating with dates.
 Bake in a 325 degree
 oven until firm, about 40-45 minutes, cool in pan on a wire rack. Invert
 cake onto rack; remove
 paper; invert cake again. Cover and chill. Cut out triangles. Cover with
 sauce. Warm to order-1
 minute in microwave.
 For sauce, add last 4 ingredients together and boil 3 minutes. Garnish with
 caramelized pears
 and dried pear chips.
 Yield: 9 portions
 
 
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