Treat yourself to the perfect balance of decadence and lightness with our tempting Gooey Toffee Puddings. Each individual caramel sponge is carefully baked to perfection and dripping with a heavenly gooey toffee sauce that will tantalize your taste buds irresistibly. Not only are these delicious treats super easy to make, but they can also be conveniently stored in the freezer, making them the ultimate last minute dessert. Treat yourself to a divine experience that will leave you wanting more.
- 140g softened butter, plus some butter for greasing
- 200 g light muscovado sugar
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 175g self-raising flour
- Cream or ice cream for serving (optional)
- 75g light muscovado sugar
- 75g dark muscovado sugar
- 75g butter
- 150 ml double cream
Prepare the pudding and place the pudding bowls on a baking sheet. Cover any uncooked pudding with plastic wrap or foil and freeze. To serve, remove from freezer, cover and place bowls in a small roasting pan. Follow the recipe from step 4, adding another 5mm of water and baking for 45-50 minutes instead of 25 minutes.
Section: Method of making sticky toffee puddings
- Lightly grease 8 mini metal pudding bowls, each holding about 200ml. Place a small piece of baking paper on the bottom of each.
- To make the sauce, place the sugar and butter in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the butter melts and the sauce is glossy, stirring regularly. Add the cream and bring to the boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and divide between the pudding bowls. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas. 6. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and flour in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or electric whisk until light and thick. Pour the mixture into the pudding bowls and place in a small roasting tin.
- Pour cold water into the roasting pan until it extends just under 1 cm above the edge of the basin. Place the dish in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until well risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Remove the pan from the oven and loosen the sides of each pudding one at a time, holding them with a dry tea towel and loosening them with a round-bladed knife. Divide between 8 preheated dessert plates or serve on a platter.
- Serve hot with cream or ice cream if desired.
Equipment and tools
To make sticky toffee puddings you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Pudding basin
- Cling film or foil
- Small roasting pan
The Gooey Toffee Puddings recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (butter, cream)
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to make the puddings in advance, here is some storage information:
To store: Once the puddings have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freeze: Prepare the pudding and place the pudding bowls on a baking sheet. Cover any uncooked pudding with plastic wrap or foil and freeze. To serve, remove from freezer, cover and place bowls in a small roasting pan. Follow the recipe from step 4, adding another 5mm of water and baking for 45-50 minutes instead of 25 minutes.
To warm up: If reheating the pudding from the refrigerator, microwave each individual pudding for about 20 to 30 seconds until warm. If you would like to reheat the pudding from frozen, preheat your oven to the recommended temperature and bake the pudding for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
Health Benefits of Gooey Toffee Puddings
Sticky toffee puddings are not only a delicious treat, but they also offer a surprising number of health benefits. Despite their delicious taste, these puddings contain several ingredients that provide valuable nutrients that support overall well-being. Let’s explore the health benefits of the main ingredients of this sweet dessert.
Butter is a source of healthy fats and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins play an essential role in various body functions, including maintaining healthy skin, supporting brain health and helping to absorb calcium. Additionally, the fats in butter help provide energy and contribute to satiety.
2. Light Muscovado Sugar
Light muscovado sugar, made from unrefined cane sugar, contains more nutrients than regular white sugar. It retains some of the natural molasses, giving it a rich flavor and darker color. Muscovado sugar is a source of minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium – although the amounts in a serving of toffee pudding may be small. Still, choosing unrefined sugar over refined sugar may have slight health benefits.
Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with high-quality protein and a wide range of essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is important for brain function and red blood cell formation. Eggs also provide vitamins A, D and E as well as minerals such as iron and selenium. Including eggs in your diet can contribute to muscle growth, support eye health, and provide energy throughout the day.
4. Self-raising flour
Self-rising flour is a convenient option for baking because it already contains baking powder. This allows the baked goods to rise better and have a lighter consistency. Although self-raising flour is not particularly nutrient-dense, it does provide carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy.
5. Double cream
Double Cream is a rich, thick cream that gives toffee pudding a creamy and decadent touch. Compared to regular cream, it contains a higher fat content and is therefore a source of energy. It also provides small amounts of vitamins A and D and calcium. However, due to its high fat content, it should be consumed in moderation.
Remember that moderation is key when enjoying sticky toffee puddings or other delicious desserts. Although they offer some health benefits through their ingredients, they should be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle. Experimenting with swapping ingredients and portions can also help make the dessert a little healthier without compromising on taste.