Steamed puddings have been around for donkey's years, so it is quite surprising to think that sticky toffee pudding, a traditional British pudding, has only been around since the 1970s. According to The Guardian, it was invented by Francis Coulson from the Lake District at Sharrow Bay Hotel.
As mine is a little different from the original, I have called it sticky date pudding instead. For one, my pudding is not steamed, but baked, and is actually a cake. I also use syrup rather than toffee. Both are equally as delicious though. Based on the brands I used, each serving is about 372 calories.