Winter Pudding 2

15 Jun






Malva Pudding

A sweet pudding of Dutch origin (but this is debated heavily but those working in the kitchen!) , Malva Pudding is usually served hot with custard or ice-cream. Made with apricot jam, this typical South African dessert has a spongy, caramelised texture.

Serves 8

Malva Pudding

1/2 cup (125ml) sugar

1 extra-large egg

1 Tbsp (15ml) vinegar

1 Tbsp (15ml) smooth apricot jam

1 cup (250ml) flour

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 1/2 tsp (7ml) bicarbonate of soda

1 cup (250ml) milk


1 cup (250ml) sugar

1/2 cup (125ml) boiling water

1 cup (250ml) cream

2 Tbsp (30g) butter

1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence


1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and butter an oven-proof dish (with a volume of 2.75 litre)

2. Beat sugar and egg together until creamy

3. Add vinegar and apricot jam and beat well

4. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together, mix into sugar/egg mixture

5. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with milk, stir this into the mixture

6. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 45 – 60 minutes until cooked through

7. Prepare the syrup shortly before removing the pudding from the oven

8. Heat sugar, water, cream and butter, while stirring, until the sugar has dissolved

9. Boil together for 5 minutes, add vanilla and pour the boiling syrup over the pudding as soon as you remove it from the oven

10. You can return the pudding to the oven for about 5 – 10 minutes

11. Serve with cream, custard or ice cream

I love serving it with warm custard as the warmth just seems to last longer. And a generous dollop of fresh cream to go with the custard is a personal favorite of mine!






Posted by on 15/06/2012 in Food


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5 responses to “Winter Pudding 2

  1. Ruth2Day

    15/06/2012 at 06:52

    another yummy one. Are you about to become a food blogger? LOL!

    • paul

      15/06/2012 at 11:03

      No not yet. Just too cold to go outside and take photos!
      Have tons of recipes collected over the years so may as well share some of them in the hopes that people may just be looking for something to cook or bake.
      But a food blogger? No. There are some brilliant bloggers out there right now with mouthwatering recipes that could make me forget that I need to lose weight 🙂

  2. thehappyhugger

    15/06/2012 at 12:56

    I love Malva pud! Thanks for the recipe Paul.

    • paul

      19/06/2012 at 18:41

      Great pleasure! Hope you try it and let me know how it turned out


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