Just like Malaysia and Indonesia, Scotland and England have never ending debates about everything too. And sticky toffee pudding, a moist sponge cake made with dates and covered with toffee or caramel sauce, is one of the things that both sides claim as theirs.
The Udny Arms Hotel doesn’t mention anything about STP on their website except that they are the “home of the Original Sticky Toffee Pudding.” Maybe because of their reputation, they don’t need to boast it on the website, or they just have a lousy web designer. I haven’t been to the hotel yet, but it’s definitely on my list!
How do we eat STP? Well, it is served hot, accompanied by vanilla ice cream. Or whipped cream. Or anything sweet, sinful stuff you might think of. Just like what you might have suspected, there are thousands of version of STP, like chocolate STP or banana STP. If it’s me, I’d stick to the original one. The famous chef James Martin shares STP recipe here.
But before you dig in, you have to know that just like other sinful Scottish deserts (i.e. deep fried Mars bar), STP is as naughty as it sounds. A piece of STP is about 500 calories, with almost 50% fat content. Ouch!!