Monday Night Martha, Sticky and Sweet
We were in the mood for a warm winter dessert (even though we will have temps in the low 70s here in Phoenix) and settled upon Sticky Toffee Pudding because the recipe called for 8 oz. of Medjool dates and a half-cup of light rum. Add heavy cream and butter and brown sugar, and it sounded rich and slightly debauched.
While in Britain there are both savory and sweet puddings -- Sticky Toffee Pudding is one of the traditional English dessert puddings. Others that come with excellent names are Sussex Pond Pudding, Figgy Pudding, Roly-Poly, Eve's Pudding, and Spotted Dick.
The Wikipedia entry for Sticky Toffee Pudding claims that it is known to be Johnny Depp's favorite food. Who knows if it's true or not, but it certainly provides a nice visual. We would gladly spend the day in our pajamas with Captain Jack Sparrow eating Sticky Toffee Pudding absolutely any time.