Proudly South African Malva Pudding

12 07 2010

Now THIS is the stuff memories are made of. I grew up on my Mom’s home made malva pudding, fresh out the oven after a roast Sunday lunch on the verandah, and  I would then smother it with a generous amount of cream. Nothing better.

If you’re not in the know, Malva pudding is a ubiquitous South African dessert originally of Dutch origin, and it’s comfort food personified, as good as a hug from Mom herself (Well, almost) 🙂 And perfect fare for any post-world cup withdrawal blues. We had this the other day after our Greek Lamb & Feta Burgers

Serves 8-10 | Preparation time 10 minutes | Cooking time 45-60 minutes
You can make in advance and freeze. And you can freeze left-overs for use at a later stage as well.

250ml flour (1 cup)
5ml (1tsp) bicarb/baking soda
Generous pinch of salt
1 egg
250 ml sugar (1 cup)
1 Tbsp apricot jam
1 Tbsp butter
5 ml vinegar (1 tsp) or lemon juice
250 milk

For the sauce:
125ml cream (½ cup)
125ml milk (½ cup)
250ml sugar (1 cup)
125ml hot water (½ cup)
125g butter

1. Sift together flour, bicarb and salt.

2. Beat the egg and sugar well in mixer.

3. Melt the butter and along with the vinegar and apricot jam add to the egg mixture.

4. Add the liquids alternately with flour to egg mixture and beat well.

5. Bake in a covered dish at 180c for 45 – 60 minutes until lightly golden in colour.

Melt all the ingredients together in a saucepan and pour over the pudding as soon as it comes out  of the oven.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla custard (or both!)



7 responses

12 07 2010
Barbs Taylor

This is the BEST pudding and has been a favourite in our family since I was a little girl too. I have recently found a similar pudding called Tipsy Tart which has dates in it (ANOTHER FAVOURITE), and is done on the same principle with the hot sauce poured over after baking – true Winter puds! Served with ice cream is also great, but fresh double cream is the way to go!

13 07 2010

Thanks B! And thanks for the tipsy tart recipe, will give it a bash soon, there’s another cold spell coming up so that will be the perfect excuse!! xxx

12 07 2010
Essie Widlanski

Sarah! I have been searching for a Malva pudding recipe for ages since I became addicted to Katrina’s in St. Lucia!!! I’m sure this will do the trick and I can’t WAIT to try it and get my friends hooked on this side of the pond 🙂

13 07 2010

Hey Essie! Yay, so glad you love it too!! Good times! xxx

5 08 2010

Se, this was a trip down memory lane for me…always loved your moms malva pudding, and the taste really made me think of all the good days when we would all watch rugby together and braai after. Thanks for sticking it up there!

6 08 2010

Thanks Tam! Glad you enjoyed it!! Miss the good old days in Gweru-town! 🙂 Have a happy weekend x

31 05 2012

I’m happy that I finally have the recipe to this
Wonderful pudding♥

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