Recipe: Sticky Date Pudding with Mascarpone

Sticky Date Pudding with Mascarpone, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

Now that autumn’s leaves are poised to drop in deference to winter, we want our sweaters bulky, our socks straight from the dryer, and our desserts served warm.

 

Thankfully, the inseparable Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook have done us a solid by sharing their take on a toasty pub classic: sticky toffee pudding. Like everything else we’ve seen from this Los Angeles duo, the dish is mind-numbingly indulgent, but its technique is sharp. While conventional toffee pudding recipes instruct you to fold soaked dates into a batter, Dotolo and Shook blend the fruit into a smooth paste, which produces a cake with a more polished texture. Smothered in a boozy caramel and topped with a generous dollop of mascarpone, this updated dessert will warm you from the inside out.

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