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- 10 x dates, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 Tbls boiling water
- 1/8 tspn bicarb soda
- 1 1/2 Tbls butter
- 1 1/2 Tbls brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbls self - raising flour
- 1/2 x egg beaten
- 1/2 Tbls walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 x caramel sauce:
- 1 Tbls butter - extra
- 1 tspn milk or cream, extra
- 4 Tbls browns sugar, extra
This recipe is to make 1 mug serving.
*I would recommend making two though so you don’t have to halve an egg*
In a mug place the chopped dates and water. Place in microwave for 50 sec until the dates are softened.
Add the Bicarb soda to the mug and let it sit for a minute and mash roughly with a fork.
Add the butter into the mug and place again in the microwave for 10-15 sec to soften and melt.
Add the sugar, flour and egg to the mug and mix to combine thoroughly with a spoon. Flatten the top of the mixture and sprinkle the walnuts on top.
Place in the microwave on a saucer for 1 minute. It may need a further 10-20 sec to finish it off completely, depending on your microwave.
Basic Caramel Sauce: In an ovenproof ramekin add the extra sugar, butter and milk/cream and place in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Remove and stir and repeat another two to three times depending on your microwave. You will end up with a dark caramel sauce. Drizzle over the sticky date cups and enjoy!
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Even though I’m happy to take the long route most times I love me some microwave mug cooking! Great recipe. Very clever!
Yum, i’m going to have to try this and get back to you!!!
I didn’t use any egg which made no difference. I didn’t use any of the “extras”. I began making two mugs but combined them into one very large mug. Easy and very delicious!
Found recipe confusing and incomplete, but muddled my way through and the end result was very good.
Ingredient amounts are for 1 mug. I added the (beaten) egg after the butter and sugar, to the slightly cooled date mixture. “Sr” flour is self rising. Very moist and tasty.
Hey kelly I will try to make it a litte more straight forward! THanks for the feedback
sounds delicious, cant wait to try this!
So delicious! The best mug recipe I’ve tried!
Thanks for your kind words
I just finished dinner and I want one of these.
This is superb! Thanks for sharing Melissa!
WOW this was so quick and easy and yummy but oh so sweet. Lucky I did a massive workout today. I actually used the whole egg and it turned out great.
Next time I won’t dump ALL the caramel sauce over the top as I found it too sweet for my tastebuds.
But I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Oh and I used pecans instead of walnuts
My favourite dessert!
What is bicarb soda? Baking soda? Baking powder? Some combo? Something totally different? Thanks
Bicarb soda is baking soda. Same thing!