Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce | Gluten and Dairy-free
Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce was always one of those decadent desserts that became a favourite when eating out. What makes this pudding is indeed that sticky luscious buttery sauce. The great news is that you can still make it even when you are a dairy-free eater. With so many vegan alternatives to your kitchen arsenal, it doesn’t take much to recreate this old favourite in a gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and paleo alternative recipe.
And, it’s pretty darn easy to make with all the deliciousness that we remember.
Important Ingredients for the Sticky Date Pudding
To make this delightful dessert, you need to make sure of buying the right ingredients. For one thing, the dates need to be soft and sweet Medjool dates. These are the ones that aren’t dried out. BUT if all you can get is the dried dates, leave them to soak overnight in some water so that they plump back to their original juicy state.
The other ingredient that is important is the dairy-free butter. You want a product that has a very similar taste and consistency to butter so that you get those caramel buttery tones in your sauce.
And finally, make sure that your coconut cream is high-grade pure coconut cream, and not fat-free, reduced-fat or coconut milk. You need the fat from the pure coconut cream or else the sauce won’t do what it needs to do.