Date Poeding
Sherried Date Pudding
Date Poeding
Sherried Date Pudding
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Easter and chocolate dessert are a really great combo. But if you’re looking for a (reasonably) healthy alternative to chocolate, we’ve got some ideas for you.

The Black Oystercatcher Kitchen has put together a dessert using dates – it’s our Sherried Date Pudding. It’s easy to make, and makes use of healthy alternatives in the place of more unhealthy ingredients (although we do allow for some caster sugar).




Preheat oven to 190 Celsius.

Soak the dates in water and sherry.

Cream the sugar and butter using an electric mixer.

Lightly beat the eggs and add it slowly to the sugar mixture, also using the electric mixer.

Sift the flour, salt and the baking powder onto the almonds.

Add the dry ingredients to the sugar and egg mixture, using the electric mixer. Then add the zest.

Butter and flour bowls.

Divide the honey or syrup evenly amongst the bowls.

Also divide mix evenly amongst the bowls until they are about two thirds full.

Arrange the bowls evenly on a shallow oven tray and add a little water to the tray.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Tip out of the bowls – and then top with cream.

Final step – enjoy your dessert!



120g butter

120g Caster sugar

3 medium eggs

60g self raising flour

pinch of salt

1 tsp baking powder

30g ground almonds

1-2 tbsp Sherry

15 dates chopped fine

40ml boiling water

3 tsp honey or Golden Syrup

orange zest (optional)

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Our Easter action

Try our fantastic Sherried Date Pudding at the Black Oystercatcher this Easter.

It’s part of our Easter meal selection at the Restaurant, including other specialty Easter inspired dishes, in combination with our standard menu.

And we’ve got a great line-up too:
Live music from Kaleidoskoop on Sunday 1 April.  

We’re closed on Good Friday (30 March).
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