Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

From a South African charity cookbook I helped edit. Carmen Beyers is the donator of this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil together the syrup ingredients for five minutes and pour into a greased dish. Keep warm while you prepare the mixture.
  2. Mixture:.
  3. Cream butter and sugar and add egg. Dissolve bicarb in milk and pour over dates and jam. Add to butter mixture and stir well. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture. Stir well. Put the mixture in the warm syrup using a spoon and bake for 30 minutes at 180°C Serve with custard.


Most Helpful

I have halved the sugar in the mixture lovely mild gingery taste. Have saved this for definite repeat. Please use a big enough container to bake in, otherwise the sauce will boil over. Enjoy!

Annemarie2 January 20, 2013

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