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Friday, 16 December 2011

12 days of christmas...**oh! calories**

I am often asked where my love  for food started. i have such an incredible amount of food-based memories and it’s hard to pick just one, but the memory that gives me the most joy is one involving my entire family on Sunday afternoons.
 For dessert we would always have Malva is a sweet pudding,almost like sticky toffee 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.
This is soooo good and one of my all time favourite dessert . if you have family that love food as much as we do and rich, hot, tasty desserts..then you will truly love this :)

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 until 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 add the 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.



Anonymous said...

This looks so yummy! Thank you for showing a good South African dessert, cucki. Have a nice weekend.


Parsley said...

Sounds YUMMY!

Shirlee said...

That pudding looks & sounds so very good! I wish I could make some but alas, I must not eat sweets this holiday : ( Maybe next year : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Trace4J said...

Looks heavenly Friend!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Trace

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Cuki that looks so yummy!

butterfly said...

Looks so yummy.

Christine said...

Ooh, that sounds delicious!

♥ Nia said...

ohhhhh sounds delicious!! :p And thanks for the recipe!! I've never tried african food but I have an idea that it's very rich in flavors (I got that from tv shows of course! ahhahaha) but it's the first time that I read/hear about an african dessert :)

Your are the best 'guest' at this party!!! :D Thank you!! uhuuuuuuu It's on my blog! :D

Steph said...

^_^ wow! thank you for this recipe! I'm going to have a go at making it for my brother!