This delicious gluten free sticky toffee pudding is what’s on offer today! Here, I’ve given the classic indulgent British pudding favourite a makeover to make it gluten free and with less calories too!
Folks I’ve made this gluten free sticky toffee pudding recipe with a choice of two different sauces for you.
A sweet and decadent toffee sauce topping
An alternative fat free yogurt one.
Whatever you choose I know you just want to get right stuck in!
Now, just because I made my version of this sticky toffee pudding as gluten free, it doesn’t mean to say you have to, if you don’t want to, or you don’t need to.
You CAN just use normal plain flour, as indicated in the recipe if you want to.
I made it gluten free as I received a request for a gluten free pudding recipe and I was happy to oblige.
Why Not Serve This Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding At A Dinner Party?
This recipe is perfect for dinner parties.
You could be serving your main courses whilst this is baking in your oven, only leaving you the toffee sauce to make. Or the yogurt one if you choose that.
But I think the toffee sauce one would go down better with your guests. After all a dinner party is a dinner party isn’t it? 🙂
The cake is freezable, but the toffee sauce is so much better made fresh each time, otherwise I found it splits if frozen and re-used.
A Weekend In The Kitchen
Well, that was another weekend over then wasn’t it?
Whilst I appreciate you folks probably didn’t spend your entire weekend in the kitchen, I did through choice.
The reason being that Lynne and I are taking an autumn weekend break in Edinburgh next weekend.
We’ll be heading off for the short, less than one hours’ train journey, after we finish work on Friday.
I can already picture myself, glass in hand, nurturing a nice wee malt in the hotel bar on the Friday evening.
We’ll leave the rest of the Saturday, weather dependant for either walking about, being tourists, or checking out a
museum or two pub or two. 😆
With a nice dinner somewhere on Saturday evening before returning to Glasgow on the Sunday.
I can’t believe I’m already talking about next weekend, when last weekend has only just finished! But seriously we can’t wait for some relaxation!
Have you already planned your next weekend?
- Cooking oil spray
- 150 g pitted dates chopped
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 180 g gluten free plain white flour or normal white plain, if not making it gluten free
- 150 g light soft brown sugar
- 1 tsp stevia
- 50 g low-fat vegetable spread
- 50 ml skimmed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 medium egg whites whisked to form soft peaks
- 115 g unsalted butter
- 115 g light brown soft sugar
- 140 ml reduced fat double cream
- Pre-heat oven to 190C Fan. Grease and line a 7 x 4 inch baking tin with greaseproof / parchment paper.
- Put dates in a small saucepan with 175ml of boiling water and simmer for approximately 5 minutes until all the water has been absorbed, then stir in 1 tsp. of the bicarbonate of soda.
- Place flour, sugar, stevia and low fat vegetable spread into a bowl and using your fingers rub the flour mixture together to form a breadcrumb consistency.
- Stir in the milk, vanilla essence and dates.
- Fold in the egg whites.
- Spoon the cake batter into the baking tin and level the top.
- Bake the cake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes. Check the centre is cooked by inserting a toothpick which should come out clean.
- Allow to cool a little before cutting into 8 slices.
- Whilst the cake is cooling make the toffee sauce.
- Place the butter, sugar and cream into a small saucepan.
- Heat the liquid gently, over a low heat, stirring continuously until the sauce has thickened and changed colour.
- Service the sauce over a slice of warm cake.
- Alternatively omit the toffee sauce and serve with a dollop of fat free yogurt.
Nutrition label calculation includes a serving of the toffee sauce. If no toffee sauce is used then one portion of the cake on its own 219 calories.
Check out all my other pudding recipes to see what other healthier delights you can tantalise your dinner guests (or family) with.
And folks as always I’m delighted to have your feedback and comments below.
Catch you later! 🙂
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