Ingredients 10 x dates, roughly chopped 1 1/2 Tbls boiling water 1/8 tspn bicarb soda 1 1/2 Tbls butter 1 1/2 Tbls brown sugar 1 1/2 Tbls self - raising flour 1/2 x egg beaten 1/2 Tbls walnuts, roughly chopped 1 x caramel sauce: 1 Tbls butter - extra 1 tspn milk or cream, extra 4 Tbls browns sugar, extra Method This recipe is to make 1 mug serving. *I would recommend making two though so you don’t have to halve an egg* In a mug place the chopped dates and water. Place in microwave for 50 sec until the dates are softened. Add the Bicarb soda to the mug and let it sit for a minute and mash roughly with a fork. Add the butter into the mug and place again in the microwave for 10-15 sec to soften and melt. Add the sugar, flour and egg to the mug and mix to combine thoroughly with a spoon. Flatten the top of the mixture and sprinkle the walnuts on top. Place in the microwave on a saucer for 1 minute. It may need a further 10-20 sec to finish it off completely, depending on your microwave. Basic Caramel Sauce: In an ovenproof ramekin add the extra sugar, butter and milk/cream and place in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Remove and stir and repeat another two to three times depending on your microwave. You will end up with a dark caramel sauce. Drizzle over the sticky date cups and enjoy!