Saturday night treat meal – Steak with mushroom & Stilton sauce/Sticky Toffee Cake

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Hello! I promised you some more dinner ideas so I’m starting off with a simple one…this is a super quick and easy steak sauce recipe to have in your repertoire, it’s really delicious and me and hubby love it! So this is what you need for two people….

25g Garlic butter
One Shallot, finely chopped
A handful of mushrooms thinly sliced
A small tub sour cream (Around 150ml)
Around 75-100g Stilton or any other blue cheese – how much you add very much depends on your personal taste

After cooking your steaks (using the same pan) melt the garlic butter. Add the chopped shallots and gently fry for five minutes until soft. Drop in the mushrooms and cook for a few minutes. Pour in any juices from the resting steaks. Give everything a good stir and add the sour cream, stir again and crumble in the stilton. Give the sauce a taste, season then add some more stilton if you like. You can add as little or as much as you like. Give the sauce a final stir then pour over your rested steaks 🙂

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If you have room for something sweet, may I suggest this beautiful sticky toffee cake? Unlike some sticky toffee puds, it’s quite light so it doesn’t sit too heavily on your tummy. I served this with my favourite Mackies vanilla ice cream and it was perfect 🙂

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Sticky Toffee Cake Adapted from The Clandestine Cake Club Book

225g dates
100ml milk
100ml water
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
120g soft butter
170g light brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1tsp vanilla extract
170g self raising flour

Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm round tin.

Place the dates in a saucepan and add the milk and water. Bring to a simmer and cook gently until all the liquid is absorbed by the dates. Remove from the heat, leave to cool for a minute then stir in the bicarbonate of soda. Leave to cool.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the eggs gradually. Add the vanilla and cooled date mixture. Sift in the flour and fold in gently until the mixture is combined well.

Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45-55 mins or until well risen and a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Toffee Sauce

50g butter
100g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
75ml double cream

Simply place all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until you have a gorgeous shiny sauce. Pour over the cake and serve with cream or ice cream 🙂

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I’m sharing these recipes over at A Mummy Too for recipe of the week.

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10 thoughts on “Saturday night treat meal – Steak with mushroom & Stilton sauce/Sticky Toffee Cake

    1. Thanks Anna 🙂 I can’t actually believe I haven’t posted this recipe before now – better late than never I suppose! I really hope you like it Anna, do let me know 🙂 John and I love it x

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