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Tipsy Tart

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Introduction

This is a South African favourite, also known as Brandy Pudding. It evokes such wonderful memories for me. I love the hot/cold combination of warm pud with ice-cream. Yum!

This is a South African favourite, also known as Brandy Pudding. It evokes such wonderful memories for me. I love the hot/cold combination of warm pud with ice-cream. Yum!

Ingredients

Serves: 0

Metric Cups

For the Tart

  • 250 grams dates (stoned and finely chopped)
  • 5 millilitres bicarbonate of soda
  • 250 millilitres boiling water
  • 125 grams butter
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 240 grams cake flour
  • 5 millilitres baking powder
  • 2 millilitres salt
  • 250 millilitres walnuts (or pecan nuts - chopped)

For the Syrup

  • 300 millilitres sugar
  • 15 millilitres butter
  • 200 millilitres water
  • 5 millilitres vanilla extract
  • 2 millilitres salt
  • 25 millilitres brandy

For the Tart

  • 8⅚ ounces dates (stoned and finely chopped)
  • fluid ounce baking soda
  • 9 fluid ounce boiling water
  • 4⅖ ounces butter
  • 3½ ounces sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 8½ ounces cake flour
  • fluid ounce baking powder
  • fluid ounce salt
  • 9 fluid ounce walnuts (or pecan nuts - chopped)

For the Syrup

  • 11 fluid ounce sugar
  • 1 fluid ounce butter
  • 7 fluid ounce water
  • fluid ounce vanilla extract
  • fluid ounce salt
  • 1 fluid ounce brandy

Method

Tipsy Tart is a community recipe submitted by Hamsterjam and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180 ºC
  • Divide chopped dates into 2 portions
  • Add bicarbonate of soda and boiling water to 1 portion, mix well and leave to cool
  • Cream butter and sugar then beat in eggs
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt over mixture and fold in
  • Add dry portions of dates and walnuts, blending well
  • Stir in bicarbonate of soda mixture, blend thoroughly and turn batter out into a large baking dish
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until firm.
  • For the syrup:

  • Heat sugar, butter and water for 5 minutes
  • Remove from stove and stir in vanilla extract, salt and brandy
  • Pour sauce over pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven Serve hot or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.
  • Preheat oven to 180 ºC
  • Divide chopped dates into 2 portions
  • Add baking soda and boiling water to 1 portion, mix well and leave to cool
  • Cream butter and sugar then beat in eggs
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt over mixture and fold in
  • Add dry portions of dates and walnuts, blending well
  • Stir in baking soda mixture, blend thoroughly and turn batter out into a large baking dish
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until firm.
  • For the syrup:

  • Heat sugar, butter and water for 5 minutes
  • Remove from stove and stir in vanilla extract, salt and brandy
  • Pour sauce over pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven Serve hot or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.
  • Tell us what you think