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Marvelous Malva Pudding

SAVOR THIS SWEET SOUTH AFRICAN DESSERT CHERISHED BY SO MANY

For a traditional South African delicacy, make this delectable Malva Pudding. Always featured on AmaWaterway’s Africa Safari and Wildlife cruises, they know you’ll love the sweet joy this tasty treat will bring.

INGREDIENTS:
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 generous tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup milk
FOR THE SAUCE:
  • ¾ cup fresh cream
  • A scant ½ cup butter
  • ½ to ¾ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Serving suggestion: Serve with custard or ice cream.

PREPARATION

Cooking time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a small oven dish (7 x 7 x 1 ½ inch Pyrex dish). Beat or whip the sugar and eggs, until thick and lemon colored. Then, add the jam and mix through. Melt the butter (don't boil) and add the butter and vinegar to the wet mixture. Sieve, or simply mix together the flour, soda and salt. Add this mixture with the milk to the egg mixture in the processor or mixing bowl. Beat well. Pour into the oven dish and bake until pudding is brown and well-risen. Depending on your oven and oven dish, this will be between 30 - 45 minutes. In a pot, melt together the ingredients for the sauce, and stir well. Pour it over the pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven. Leave to stand awhile before serving. Serve warm. Due to its rich flavor, it doesn’t really need any enhancements, but if you’d like, serve with custard, cream or ice-cream. Enjoy!