The idea for making acorn sticky toffee pudding has been floating around in my head for years. This fall, I finally set to work testing the recipe. This turned out to be quite challenging, as the traditional sticky toffee pudding desserts I tried were fiddly, requiring multiple steps and individual ramekins and water baths. All this made for a big complicated mess when trying to also substitute in acorn flour for regular flour. Five separate tries came out too dry and hard.