In the UK, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a sticky toffee pudding on every dessert menu. It’s a stodgy treat: a moist date cake topped with a treacly toffee sauce. The key to this dessert is treacle – a refined sugar syrup which looks almost black and has a very strong flavour. If you can’t get hold of treacle, you can use beet syrup instead.
I made this recipe in the Sweets episode of my show, you can watch it here.