Yes I admit I am an addict of british puddings. My mother would make a “Spotted Dick Pudding” (which is probably the most famous of british steamed puddings) and would serve it with yummy hot custard. It was my childhood favourite. Although, I have not posted this pudding yet, I intend to do so very shortly. But today I have posted another favourite, Sticky Toffee Pudding. My version does not include the dates or prunes. Although you can easily add a cup full of either of these to the dish before cooking.
Here is a little history on the british pudding :- Sticky toffee pudding is a British steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates or prunes, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with a vanilla custard or vanilla ice-cream. It is considered[by whom?] a modern British ‘classic’, alongside Jam Roly-Poly and Spotted Dick puddings.
The dessert’s origins are considered a “mystery”, however, the dominant story is that Francis Coulson developed and served this dessert at his Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel in the Lake District in 1960. Aberdeenshire also has claims, The Udny Arms Hotel in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire has claimed that it invented the pudding years earlier than anyone else has been serving it, and those living in the surrounding area cite the hotel as the birthplace of the dessert.
History information provided by Wiki