Malva Pudding Recipe

The Best Malva Pudding Recipe

Malva Pudding is a classic South African Food dish, that origionally comes from the Dutch, it is a sweet pudding, which is usually served hot with sauce, custard or ice-cream and you will often find it on the dessert menu in many South African restaurants.

Malva Pudding is made with apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. The name “Malva” comes from Malvacea wine from Madeira. The dessert and desert wine used to be served together after main course at Cape tables. There are many variants of Malva pudding like the Cape Brandy Pudding which also include brandy and dates and the Tipsy Tart which contains only brandy.

Malva Pudding Recipe

Malva Pudding - South African Food

Malva Pudding Ingredients, To make traditional South African Malva pudding you will need:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of (light) brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 1 cup of plain white flour
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons of butter

Malva Pudding Sauce

  • 1 cup whipping cream (not whipped)
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water

To make Malva Pudding, first beat the egg and brown sugar together untill the mixture is thick and light, then stir in the apricot jam.

Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda together.

Melt butter and vinegar together and then addthe milk.

Add the sifted dry ingredients to egg mixture alternating with milk mixture.

Pour batter into greased oven-proof dish. Bake at 180 C for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

For the Sauce:
Melt together the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the pudding as it comes out of the oven.

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