Baked Dates Pudding

Baked Dates

Baked Dates Pudding

(Dates based baked dessert)

It’s May 10, and time for MFB challenge. It has been a hectic schedule and was unable to participate in the MFB challenges for the past two months. But not this time, Here I am with my recipe,

Baked Dates Pudding.

This is a baked version of a dates based dessert which can be baked in oven as well as stove top. A really amazing, melt in mouth kinda texture with all the goodness of dates and coconut hidden in every bite of each square of the dessert. This is a ramadan special recipe which was shared to me by  Zeeba Shajir, my dear “Zeetha” how I call her. Such a sweet character, though we have not met each other, I feel we share something in common that bonds us both.
This recipe was given to us for an event in our Food and Food Group.  A Snack Along event which was conducted where both me and Zeetha were the hosts. We loved and enjoyed hosting the event. It required us both to give 2 recipes, one sweet and savory. The savory version was done by me wheras the sweet version was done by Zeetha. A yummilicious recipe which you have to taste it to believe it.

I wish to share the collage of all the 19 tried clicks of the Snack Along Event,

I choose this recipe for the MFB challenge because, it is such a easy,quick to make , yummy in the tummy as well as a crowd pleaser recipe in any of the iftar parties for its mildly sweet and the melt in mouth texture.

I am including a click of the pudding baked by Zeeba Shajir,

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Dates                                         – 1 cup
  2. Sugar  *                                      – 1/2 cup
  3. Milk                                          – 2 cups
  4. Rusk powder                           – 1.5 cups
  5. Eggs                                          -3
  6. Butter                                      – 3 tbspn
  7. Coconut                                  – 1 cup
  8. Vanilla essence                      – 1 tsp
  9. Salt                                           – a pinch

METHOD:

  • Wash, deseed and drain the dates. Pulse it in a mixer grinder just until it becomes a coarse mixture.
  • In a bowl, beat butter and sugar until soft and combined.
  • Next add in the eggs one by one, and beat till combined. 
  • Now add in all the ingredients one by one and combine well.
  • Lastly add in milk and mix well. Batter is ready.
  • Bake the batter in a preheated oven at 180 degrees untill done. (30 -45 minutes. Baking time may vary depending on the oven). 
  • Alternatively you can pour the batter in a non stick vessel and cook on stove top in a low flame until done.

  • Cut into squares and serve as it is or with the topping of your choice.

Happy IFTAR!!!!!!

Indulge in…..

Regards,

NIZNAZ.