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Hawksmoor Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hawksmoor Sticky Toffee Pudding


If you follow me on social media you’ll know that I go on A LOT about Hawksmoor. It’s my favourite restaurant in London. Hawksmoor is a FANTASTIC steak restaurant but along with their amazing steaks, they do the best dessert I’ve ever had in my life. Sticky Toffee Pudding. It’s by far my favourite and the best dessert I’ve had ever. Sticky toffee pudding is quite the British staple and for anyone not in the UK, it’s a great one to make at home so you can enjoy London without actually being here.

Below is the recipe of their famous pudding adapted from their Hawksmoor at Home cookbook which I highly recommend you get. It makes 12 generous portions and a whole heap of toffee sauce. You will thank me for this one.


For the sponge

  • 250g dates, finely chopped
  • 6g bicarbonate of soda
  • 80g beef suet
  • 125g dark muscovado sugar
  • 125g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 235g self-raising flour
  • 6g baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt

For the toffee sauce:

  • 125g dark muscovado sugar
  • 125g light muscovado sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250ml double cream
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180˚C. 
  2. Finely chop your dates and add to a bowl with 375ml of boiling water and bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Add the light and dark sugars and beef suet to the watery mix.
  4. Crack 2 eggs into the mix and stir together. 
  5. Fold in flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Transfer batter to a tin of your choice (The tin I used was 12×8 which was perfect). Alternatively, you can use individual pudding moulds.
  7. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins. Keep an eye on it not to over bake and go dry.

While your sponge is in the oven, make your sauce.

  1. Add all your sauce ingredients to a saucepan on low-medium heat. The butter, sugar, and double cream. 
  2. Stir until combined and silky smooth


 (This recipe was taken from Hawksmoor’s cookbook and is full copyright belongs to them)


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  1. Heather
    8th January 2021 / 11:14 pm

    I watched your Instagram story. I have to make this! Though I don’t know what beef suet is? I don’t think I have ever seen it where I live. (US) Also I have to have this pan! Love that it has removable sides.

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