Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe (Photos + Video)

Gordon Ramsay’s sticky toffee pudding recipe is the ultimate version of this classic British dessert. It is packed with the goodness of fresh dates, malty brown sugar, and many other ingredients. 

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This dessert, also often referred to as “Sticky Date Pudding,” is a well-known dessert from England, popularly served warm at classic British pubs. When I studied in London for a year, this dessert was my usual order every time I went to a pub! 

But I have to mention that regardless of its origin, Gordon Ramsay is to blame for making this mighty dessert a trend and so beloved across the world. Chef Ramsay has tried plenty of variations on this recipe, but the one we made is the ultimate one.

Although the prominent flavor of this recipe comes from the dates, I was delighted to see that it is undoubtedly as decadent as eating a chocolate-packed dessert! This sticky toffee pudding has become my ultimate guilty pleasure, and it takes barely any time and effort to put together, which is a huge plus. 

So, whether you are a pro-baker or just someone trying their hand at baking for the first time, there is nothing better than this recipe!

Equipment Required For Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

When baking, it is always best to have your equipment ready before you start to have a smooth transition.

  • Measuring Cups: It is very important to have measuring cups handy to get the right measurements and that perfectly baked pudding. One pro tip: I always level my measuring cups to get the right measurements. 
  • Measuring Spoons: Many ingredients will be used in smaller quantities, so measuring spoons will be needed for the same, again, to get those precise measurements. 
  • Stand Mixer: Do not worry if you don’t have one of these! I don’t have one either, so I use a hand mixer and a large bowl instead, and you can do the same.
  • Blender: This piece of equipment will help make a smooth date puree. 
  • Silicone Spatula: I always scrape the sides while mixing the ingredients so that every ingredient is incorporated well into the batter. 
  • Muffin Tin: A muffin tin is perfect for getting individual portions of this pudding. However, with my experience, I have found that ramekins also work equally well.
  • Pastry Brush: This will help easily grease the tins with butter.
  • Medium Saucepan: We will use this equipment to prepare the toffee sauce. 
  • Whisk: I always use a medium-sized whisk to stir all the ingredients into the sauce. 
Sticky Toffee Pudding Ingredients

Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Ingredients And Substitutions

Note: This recipe makes six individual portions of sticky toffee pudding. If you want to make more or less of the same, you will need to adjust the quantities of the ingredients accordingly. 

Before you begin baking, have all the ingredients and their substitutes mentioned below in place to keep your mise-en-place ready for a steady workflow.

For The Pudding

  • 5 Ounces Dates: I always remove the pits of the dates before roughly chopping them. 
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda: The chemicals in baking soda will help soften the dates.
  • ¼ Cup Boiling Water: To help the dates soak well, ensure the water is boiling. 
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter: I recommend not using salted butter, as it will not complement the rest of the flavors in this recipe. 
  • 6 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar: You can also use dark brown sugar or a mixture of both if that is what you have. However, if possible, do not use white sugar as it does not have the same moisture content.
  • 1 Egg: A large egg of your choice works perfectly fine. 
  • ½ Cup + 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour: I have often used cake flour instead of all-purpose flour, and the pudding turned out perfect. However, I suggest not using bread flour, as it has a very high gluten content. 
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder: This will help the pudding rise. 

For The Toffee Sauce

  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter: I would again highly recommend not using salted butter in its place, as it will greatly alter the flavor of the recipe and may make it unpleasant. 
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar: You can use light or dark brown sugar for that ultimate malty flavor. 
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How Much Time Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Sticky Toffee Pudding?

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
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Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 1

Step 1- Soak the dates in a bowl with boiling water and baking soda, and keep them aside for 10 minutes. 


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 2

Step 2- Add room-temperature unsalted butter to a large bowl.


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 3

Step 3- Add the brown sugar and begin mixing with a hand mixer. Ensure you scrape the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula while mixing. 


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 4

Step 4- Now, crack an egg, add it to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, and mix it in gently. Again, scrape the sides in between mixing to ensure everything is incorporated into the batter well. 


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 5

Step 5- After mixing the eggs well, you can top the mixture with flour.


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 6

Step 6- Now, add date puree made with the soaked dates, ensuring it is blended well. Mix it well until you get a smooth batter.


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 7

Step 7- Using a pastry brush, grease your ramekins or muffin tins with room-temperature unsalted butter. 


Step 8 Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding

Step 8- Transfer the prepared batter to the greased ramekins or muffin tray. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. 


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 9

Step 9- Add the measured brown sugar for the toffee sauce to a saucepan. 


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 10

Step 10- Once the sugar melts and caramelizes, add unsalted butter to it and mix well. 


Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 11

Step 11- Finally, when the sauce and pudding are ready begin to serve. Place the cake on a serving plate followed by the caramel sauce on the top.


Eating Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding

Step 12- Garnish it with ice cream or crème fraiche and serve.

Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe Video

Here is the recipe video for Gordon Ramsay’s official sticky toffee pudding recipe that we’ve made at our kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gordon Ramsay’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

Some Tips And Tricks To Make This Recipe Better

Baking can be challenging, especially if you are new to it. But as long as you follow the tips and tricks I have mentioned below, your sticky toffee pudding will turn out the absolute best! 

  1. If you aren’t too confident about gently mixing eggs into the batter, add a little bit of egg at a time and mix rather than add the entire egg in one go. 
  2. I highly recommend not opening the oven door while the puddings are baking to prevent them from sinking in the center. 
  3. Before soaking, I usually lightly sauté the dates in a small amount of butter as it helps enhance their natural sweetness.
  4. I use an oven thermometer to confirm your oven’s temperature accuracy before baking.
  5. You can enhance the flavor of this pudding further by adding spices to it, like cinnamon, cardamom, or some nutmeg. 
  6. Once you add cream and milk to the sauce base, I advise letting it all simmer at a low temperature to avoid the cream from splitting due to intense heat.

Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Nutritional Values

Gordon Ramsay’s sticky toffee pudding is, of course, not the healthiest option out there. Packed with added sugar, this dish should be treated as a dessert and consumed in moderation, that is, once in a while. 

To be sure, check the exact nutritional values of this pudding in the table given below. 

Calories250 kcal
Carbohydrates20 g
Fat10 g
Protein 2 g
Cholesterol40 mg
Sugar 20 g
Sodium 80 mg

This recipe is not very healthy, and it can also not be enjoyed by people on various diets. It is not fit for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free diets, or even dairy-free diets. People with tree nut allergies can also enjoy this pudding easily. 

Eating Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding

Some Variations Of This Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe That You Can Try

As I mentioned in the previous section, Gordon Ramsay’s sticky toffee pudding is not suitable for many people on various diets. Here, I have mentioned how certain changes can make this dish suitable for different people. 

  1. Vegan Diet: Vegans can enjoy this recipe by switching all dairy products to plant-based ones, like plant-based milk, cream, and butter. Similarly, I add applesauce to this recipe for a vegan version or even silken tofu of the same quantity instead of eggs. 
  2. Vegetarian Diet: Unlike vegans, vegetarians will have an issue just with the eggs. So, replace the same with Greek yogurt or condensed milk. Remember, one egg is equal to 50 grams, or 1.76 ounces. 
  3. Dairy-Free Diet: I suggest those on a dairy-free diet replace all the dairy-based ingredients with plant-based ones of the same quantity. 
  4. Gluten-Free Diet: For a gluten-free diet, my recommendation is to replace the all-purpose flour with regular gluten-free flour or almond flour of the same quantity. 
  5. Alcohol-Free Diet: If you don’t consume any alcohol, replace the bourbon added to this recipe simply with a few dashes of vanilla extract for a rich flavor.  

How To Store And Reheat This Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Have you made a few too many portions of sticky toffee pudding? Don’t worry! I have mentioned some of the best ways to store and reheat this pudding and sauce to preserve the best flavor. 

Storing This Recipe

  1. Refrigerator: Transfer the pudding and the toffee sauce to separate airtight containers and place them in the fridge. This way, you can enjoy your leftover sticky toffee pudding a day or two after you have made it. 
  2. Freezer: Similar to storing in the refrigerator, I’d suggest transferring your pudding and sauce to two airtight containers or ziplock bags to eliminate excess air. You can place them in the freezer for up to two months. Ensure you thaw them both before reheating. 

Reheating This Recipe

  • Microwave: You can enjoy the pudding at room temperature as well as hot. If you would like the pudding to be hot, I recommend heating it separately from the sauce in the microwave for 30-second intervals at the highest heat setting for your microwave until it is hot to the touch. Similarly, you can transfer the sauce to a microwave-safe container and heat it for 30-second intervals, again at the highest heat setting, until it is piping hot. 
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Serving Suggestions With Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a complete dessert and a very satisfying one. However, you can elevate the flavor of this dish by serving it with some delicious toppings. My favorite and all-time classic will always be freshly churned vanilla ice cream, as it helps with its cold texture and subtle flavor. 

If vanilla ice cream is too basic for you, you can even try banana or almond ice cream, as they, too, work well with this pudding. Other than that, I often also go for whipped cream and clotted cream. To add texture to the pudding, you can add crunchy toffee bits or even caramelized bananas on top. 

Printable Version Of Gordon Ramsay’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

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Gordon Ramsay’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

This pudding is made with flour, eggs, butter, sugar, and pureed dates. It is topped with a delicious sticky toffee sauce and served with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
4.06 from 17 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Chef’s Delight, Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Stand Mixer
  • Blender
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Muffin Tin
  • Pastry Brush
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

For The Pudding

  • 5 ounces Dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Boiling Water
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 6 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

For The Toffee Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dates in a bowl with boiling water and baking soda, and keep them aside for 10 minutes.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 1
  • Add room-temperature unsalted butter to a large bowl.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 2
  • Add the brown sugar and begin mixing with a hand mixer. Ensure you scrape the sides
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 3
  • Now, crack an egg, add it to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, and mix it gently. Again, scrape the sides in between mixing to ensure everything is incorporated into the batter well.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 4
  • After mixing the eggs well, you can top the mixture with flour.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 5
  • Now, add date puree made with soaked dates, ensuring it is blended well. Mix it well until you get a smooth batter.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 6
  • Using a pastry brush, grease your ramekins or muffin tins with room-temperature unsalted butter.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 7
  • Transfer the prepared batter to the greased ramekins or muffin tray. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
    Step 8 Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Add the measured brown sugar for the toffee sauce to a saucepan.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 9
  • Add unsalted butter and cook the sauce until it is sticky and caramelized properly.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 10
  • Finally, when the sauce and pudding are ready begin to serve. Place the cake on a serving place followed by the caramel sauce on the top.
    Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding Step 11
  • Garnish it with ice cream or crème fraiche and serve.
    Eating Gordon Ramsay Sticky Toffee Pudding

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 80mg | Sugar: 20g
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More Gordon Ramsay Recipes That You Can Try

Don’t go about looking for his recipes everywhere. Instead, look at some of these fantastic recipes we covered, all of which have recipes perfected by Chef Ramsay himself! 

  1. Gordon Ramsay’s Creme Brulee: One of the most common European dessert recipes, a creme brulee is perfectly creamy and melts in your mouth. This recipe by Gordon Ramsay will give you the best flavor and texture! 
  2. Gordon Ramsay Omlet: Start your day on a good note with this delicious omelet recipe by Gordon Ramsay. Flavorful, light, and fluffy, it will be the ultimate gourmet delight for breakfast! 
  3. Gordon Ramsay Mac N Cheese: We all have a version of Mac and cheese that we love to devour. If you are bored of your regular version, try this gourmet version by Chef Gordon Ramsay, which will surely be the epitome of comfort. 
  4. Gordon Ramsay Blueberry And Ricotta Pancakes: Another classic breakfast recipe, these pancakes are fluffy and delicious, unlike any other pancakes you may have tried before. The ricotta cheese gives the pancakes a lovely soft texture, and the blueberry flavor is perfectly tart. 
  5. Gordon Ramsay Profiteroles: If this sticky toffee pudding recipe has made the baker in you happy, here is another fantastic baking recipe you need to try. Perfectly crispy on the outside with a hollow center and delicious cream, these profiteroles are worth every bite! 

Conclusion

I don’t know about you, but just writing this post has made me crave some delicious sticky toffee pudding. The best part about this recipe, other than being simple, is that it can very easily be customized in various ways. If you want, you can add some more of that bourbon or some spiced rum to the pudding itself for that extra flavor. 

When you try this recipe, regardless of whether it is the original recipe or any variation of the same, let me know how it turned out for you in the comments. You can also tag us whenever you try this recipe out! Now, you enjoy baking and remember; it is not as tough as it seems! 

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