Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Malva Pudding

This a South African dessert, so you'd think I would have acquired  it from my South African turned American son-in-law.  But no, he's never even heard of it.  I guess it's from the black culture in South Africa.  When Oprah went to open her girl's school in South Africa, she had her chef- Art Smith- research a comfort food dessert to serve to the girls at Christmas time.  He found this yummy dessert.   I watched the Oprah show where he made it, so I  had to look up and try the recipe. I've made it several times since. It is a moist, yummy pudding cake.

Malva Pudding
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon apricot jam
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/3 cup milk

3/4 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup butter (1 cube)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup hot water (put in a glass cup in the microwave for a minute)
1 teaspoon vanilla.

Preheat the oven to 350.  Beat or whip the sugar and eggs until thick and lemon-colored.  Add the jam. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, and salt.  Melt the butter and add the vinegar.  Add this mixture, as well as the milk to the egg mixture, alternately with the flour mixture.  Beat well.  Pour into a 12 x 12 pan and bake for about 20 minutes.  Take it out of the oven, poke some holes in the cake, and pour the sauce over all.  Return to the oven and bake another 25 minutes.

Sauce: After you put the pudding in the oven, make the sauce by putting all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and stirring and cooking until all is melted together.  Then, as stated above, poke holes in the cake and pour it over all and put it back in the oven to complete the baking.

Though shown here with ice cream, I like it best with a bit of whipped cream on top.

1 comment:

Pal & Hatty said...

Looks so moist and good!