Have you heard of sticky toffee pudding?  Better yet, have you actually tasted sticky toffee pudding?  If so, you get it.  You totally get that behind this rather ambiguous name and monochromatic, unassuming facade is one of the very best desserts you could ever taste.   Yeah, I said it.

I first tried at sticky toffee pudding at R Bistro, one of my favorite Indy lunch spots.  The menu is mostly seasonal and local, and as a result it is rather limited.  As such, there are typically just a few choices each for starters, entrees and dessert.  I don’t remember what prompted me to try this the first time around.  Possibly the “toffee” in the name – most things involving toffee are pretty great, after all.  When it arrived I still didn’t quite know what to think.  I don’t know what I had expected, but that wasn’t it.  However, that all disappeared when I took a bite.  A warm, soft, sweet cake soaked with an incredible toffee sauce and accompanied with vanilla ice cream.  Now when I visit R Bistro, I don’t even bother looking at the other dessert options.  I will always order this.

This was my first time making sticky toffee pudding at home, and also Ben’s first time ever tasting it at all.  He’s now just as enamored with it as I am.  If you haven’t experienced this dessert yet, I highly recommend you give it a try.  You will be so, so glad you did.