Sticky toffee pudding

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Sticky toffee pudding
Type Pudding
Course Dessert
Place of origin United Kingdom
Main ingredients Sponge cake, dates, toffee
Cookbook:Sticky toffee pudding  Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a British steamed dessert[citation needed] consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with a vanilla custard or vanilla ice-cream.[1] It is considered a modern British ‘classic’ by various British experts,[2][3] alongside Bread and butter pudding, Jam Roly-Poly and Spotted Dick puddings.


The origins of Sticky toffee pudding are disputed and include claims from the Udny Arms Hotel in Newburgh-on-Ythan, Aberdeenshire, in 1967, Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel in the Lake District in the 1970s and the landlady of the Gait Inn in Millington in 1907.


One of the largest and best known producers of sticky toffee puddings is located in the village of Cartmel in Cumbria (Cartmel is also located in the traditional area known as "Lancashire Over The Sands"), called Cartmel Village Shop.[4] 2,000 sticky toffee puddings are made there each week.[4]


  1. ^ Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe - RecipeWISE
  2. ^ Hopkinson, Simon (18 February 2008). "Mrs Martin's moment of genius". London: The Guardian/The Observer. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Grant, Richard E. "Sticky toffee pudding". BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Scotland on Sunday October 27, 2002, Sunday STICKY FINGERS BYLINE: Sue Lawrence

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