Sticky Toffee Pear Pudding


A lighter version of sticky toffee pudding, rich with dates and spices, and the juicy texture of poached pears, this vegan dessert is sure to please a crowd

What you will need

8 small firm pears (we used Conference) Pear pair Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

200g golden caster sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

1 star anise Star anise star an-eese Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

6 cloves Clove klo-ve The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

1 lemon, zest pared Lemon le-mon Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

1 orange, zest pared Orange or-ange One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

vegan ice cream, to serve (optional)

250g pitted dates Date da-ate Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

2 tbsp linseeds

300ml unsweetened almond milk

200ml vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing

175g dark muscovado sugar

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground mixed spice


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