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 [I]The Guardian[/I], 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.