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Modernizing sticky toffee pudding

Done right, sticky toffee pudding is dense, dark, and decadent. But the quintessentially English dessert too often falls prey to some of the less appealing characteristics of midcentury British cookery: bland, starchy, and overly sweet.

We wanted to modernize what we knew could be a delicious pudding — really a cake — by steering well clear of cloying. We got there with a few tweaks and a transatlantic twist.

Though steamed puddings have a long history, sticky toffee pudding is a relatively modern invention. It emerged in the 1970s, though there’s some debate over its exact provenance. Various shops and hotels in England’s Lake District claim to have created it.

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theweek.com

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