My humblest of humblest apologies for posting this post so late!! I was infected with the W.O.R.K. virus *thinks she should perhaps change the deadlines she has set herself* To make myself feel a little better, Mr JustChef has not been able to get around to his “Make The Wife A Light Box” Challenge either – shame, he also caught the W.O.R.K. virus! I have recovered (for now) and without further adieu, here is our first official Compulsory Challenge Review!
Mr JustChef set the challenge here.
I have NEVER cooked with dates before and had NO idea what to expect. We were having guests around that we had not seen in a LONG time – the perfect opportunity to WOW them (I thought).
So, here’s the first Compulsory Challenge:
Fresh Living Issue: September 2010 – Issue 30
Page #: 67
Recipe Name: Decadent Sticky Toffee Pudding
The recipe was easy to follow (it can be found on my friend Tandy’s blog here and on my other friend Browniegirl’s blog – thank goodness they have WAY better photos!). However, the serving portions were WAY understated! I made two portions in cups (to photograph) and a larger one for my guests. The ones I made in a cups cooked over the sides of the cups (makes a REALLY good Brandy Snap Cookie LOL) and the bigger one ended up looking more like a flan than a pudding – BUT it tasted so good! Sadly the overall verdict was that it was way TOO sweet. We served it with homemade soft serve ice cream (recipe here) that the children made. NOTE: put the Ziplock bag containing the cream into another bag before putting into the ice and salt! On a previous occasion the “snow man poop” was a little salty LOL.
Appologies for the photo, but we really could not post one of the cups or of the whole pudding either … *hangs head in shame*
Mr JustChef: Was surprised that it contained dates!!! It quenched his sweet craving for days!
JustChef: Misjudged the serving portions (badly) and will probably halve the recipe when I make it again! Or I will make it at Christmas time when there are LOADS of visitors.
Little Chef: Thought it was way too sweet, but had fun making the ice cream with her friends!!
Does this recipe make it into Little Chef’s Recipe Book? When the sweetness has been tweaked (because we WILL try this again), YES!
PS: I cannot wait to get to Pick n Pay this weekend to buy my new Fresh Living magazine!