Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just dessert - Malva pudding from South Africa

South African holiday feasts can be quite "British traditional'' including finishing off a meal with a very traditional pudding or trifle. Malva pudding is a sweet pudding of Cape Malay origin and is a South African favorite. The team at New Frontiers kindly shared a recipe so you can include it on your own holiday table!

Notes: recipe serves about 4


1/2 cup sherry
50 g treacle sugar
1 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
175 g butter
1/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
175 g cake flour
2 free-range eggs
220 g castor sugar
1 Tbsp apricot jam, melted, plus extra for serving
1 Tbsp vinegar
Ready made custard (for serving)


Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place the caster sugar, eggs and apricot jam in a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and fluffy. In a separate bowl, sift the cake flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt, then whisk to incorporate.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat, then stir in the vinegar and milk, mixing until combined. Add the dry mixture to the sugar-and egg mixture and combine. Add the buttery milk mixture and whisk until a smooth batter forms.

Grease a large ovenproof dish and pour in the mixture. Bake for 35–40 minutes, or until golden in color and a skewer inserted comes out clean.

To make the sauce, place all the ingredients (cream, butter, treacle sugar and sherry) in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir until the butter is melted, the sugar dissolved and the sauce heated through.

Pour the sauce over the warm pudding and serve with custard -  must be served nice and warm!

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