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May 23, 2017

Snack Chat with Nathan Turner: Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Sticky Toffee Pudding

From The Design Network on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Kitchen & Bath, , , & Videos
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard is no stranger to the world of design. A celebrity designer with numerous awards, Martyn loves to host lavish parties and entertain guests. But he draws the line at cooking, which he says is “a disaster” if he’s in the kitchen. As an homage to Martyn’s British roots, Nathan Turner decides it only fitting to teach him how to make a sticky toffee pudding, a classic English dessert.
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
For the toffee sauce:
2 cups (500ml) heavy cream
½ cup (90g) demerara or muscovado sugar (or another dark brown sugar)
2½ tablespoons golden syrup or molasses
pinch of salt
For the pudding:
6 ounces (180g) pitted dates, snipped or chopped
1 cup (250ml) water
1 teaspoon baking soda
optional: ⅓ cup (40g) candied ginger, chopped
1¼ cups (175g) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
4 tablespoons (55g) unsalted butter
¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
PREPARATION
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (190°C) and butter an 8½-inch (24cm) porcelain soufflé dish (or similar-sized baking dish.)
2. Make the toffee sauce by bringing the cream, demerara or turbinado sugar, golden syrup (or molasses) and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring often to melt the sugar.
3. Lower heat and simmer, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is thick and coats the spoon. Pour half the sauce into the prepared soufflé dish and place the dish in the freezer, and reserve the other half for serving.
4. To make the pudding, in a medium saucepan, heat the dates and water. Once the water begins to boil, remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. Add the ginger, if using, then set aside, but keep it slightly warm.
5. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
6. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, or by hand, beat the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then the vanilla. (Don’t be alarmed if the mixture looks a bit curdled.)
7. Stir in half of the flour mixture, then the date mixture, then add the remaining flour mixture until just mixed. Don’t overbeat the batter.
8. Remove the soufflé dish from the freezer and scrape the batter into the soufflé dish and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.
9. Remove the pudding from the oven, and let cool slightly before serving.
Serving: Spoon portions of the cake into serving bowls and douse with additional warm toffee sauce. Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream are good accompaniments, although I enjoy it just as it is.
Note: To make the pudding in advance, bake the cake without the toffee in the bottom. Let cool, then cover until close to serving time. Poke the cake about fifteen times with a chopstick. Distribute half of the sauce over the top, cover with foil, then re-warm in a 300°F (150°C) oven, for 30 minutes.
About Snack Chat:
Celebrity designer Nathan Turner is no stranger to the screen. His casual-upscale approach to both design and entertaining, along with his witty spirit, practically has people lining up just to get a taste of his cosmopolitan lifestyle. In this new series that merges all of his favorite things — friends, food and home fashion — Nathan invites his designer besties into his kitchen to whip up family recipes from his personal collection and chat all things design. Keep a notepad handy and your appetite strong: you’ll want to recreate all of Nathan’s dishes and put his design advice into motion pronto.
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3 Comments on "Snack Chat with Nathan Turner: Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Sticky Toffee Pudding":

Robin Burrill Monday, July 31st, 2017
Martin looks "high"...
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