Malva is the perfect winter pudding. Picture from Instagram
Malva Pudding

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar 
  • 2 cups of cake flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda/ bicarbonate of soda 
  • 2-3 tablespoons of apricot jam 
  • 2 tablespoons of Vinegar 
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
For the sauce 
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 
Method 
  1. Pour the milk and vinegar into a small jug and let it sit one side.
  2. In a bowl whisk your egg, sugar, butter and jam for about 2 minutes, add your sifted dry ingredients and your milk mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour in a square greased pan or glass-proof baking dish, bake for 35-40 minutes at 180°C or when inserting a skewer it comes out clean, also the cake will be a brown colour. 
  4. While the cake is baking put all your sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the simmer and stir till hot - keep warm one side. 
  5. When your cake is done take out of the oven and immediately pour over all the sauce.
Tip

Instead of making your own sauce, heat a cup of evaporated milk with a teaspoon of vanilla essence until warm and pour over the Malva cake immediately after taking out of the oven. 
Simply half all ingredients for a small pudding.

Malva Pudding Picture: Facebook
Baked beans and beef burger-stew 

Ingredients 
  • 4 Beef burgers chopped into bite-size pieces 
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely  chopped 
  • 1 tsp of garlic 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 tsp of turmeric 
  • 1 tablespoon of masala 
  • 4 chillies 
  • 2 cans of baked beans 
  • Fresh coriander 
Method
  1. In a large pan, on high heat, stir fry the onions and burger pieces in the oil for 3 minutes. 
  2. Add the salt, spices, garlic and chillies and a dash of water. Fry for 3 minutes. 
  3. Add the baked beans and cook just for 1 minute. 
  4. Switch off the heat, stir, add fresh coriander. 
  5. Serve with rice or bread or roti.
Baked beans and beef burger-stew Picture: Facebook
Recipes supplied by Fatima Sydow