Pic: Craig Fraser

Malva Pudding

By Jean Pretorius


250 ml sugar

1 egg

15 ml soft butter

60 ml apricot jam

250 ml milk

5 ml bicarbonate of soda

10 ml vinegar

250 ml flour

For the sauce

250 ml cream

100g butter

125 ml sugar

60 ml water


Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Beat the sugar, egg, butter and jam until fluffy.

Combine milk, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and vanilla essence.

Add mixtures alternately with flour.

Pour it into a greased overn proof dish and cover with foil to avoid becoming too brown.

Bake for 40 – 50 minutes.

Make the sauce mixture by boiling all the ingredients together.

Pour over pudding and leave to soak, do not leave in the oven.

Serve with cream, Ideal Milk or custard.