Slow-cooker sticky date pudding
serves / 4 prep / 10 min cook / 1 hr 50 min
1 1⁄4 cups self-raising flour
1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
2⁄3 cup milk
50g butter, melted, plus
25g extra chopped
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
200g fresh dates, pitted, finely chopped
2 cups boiling water Double cream, to serve
1. Spray inside of slow-cooker bowl.
2. Combine flour and 1⁄2 cup sugar in a large bowl. Whisk milk, egg, butter and vanilla in a jug until combined. Pour over flour mixture and stir until smooth. Stir through dates. Pour into prepared slow-cooker bowl.
3. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Dot with extra butter. Gently pour over boiling water. Cook, covered, on high for one hour, 40 minutes or until a crust forms and top springs back when pressed with finger.
4. Turn off slow-cooker. Stand pudding, uncovered, in bowl for 10 minutes. Serve with cream.