Date Pudding

From The Amish Door Restaurant (Wilmot OH)

1 c. chopped dates
1 c. boiling water
1 tsp. soda

Pour the water over the dates and soda. Cool, then add:

1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. nuts, chopped
1 Tbsp. butter
1 c. flour

Bake in a 9"x 13" pan at 350F for about 25 minutes. Cool and cut into small squares.

Butterscotch Sauce for Date Pudding

1 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. soda
1 Tbsp. butter
2 c. water

Boil together for 15 minutes. Make a paste of:

1/2 c. white sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 egg yolk
Milk - enough to make a thin paste

Gradually pour the milk paste into the boiling liquid. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil again and cook until thickened. Remove from heat and add:

pinch salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. maple flavouring

Cool.

Whipped cream (or other whipped topping). 

Alternate layers of date cake, pudding and whipped topping in bowl. Top with banana slices.

Serves 10