Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Malva Cake Pudding : Christmas Special

Malva pudding is an ubiquitous South African dessert, originally of Dutch origin. It is a pudding, usually served hot with custard or ice-cream. Malva is made with apricot jam. This typical South African dessert has a spongy, caramelised texture.

Ingredients - 

Butter - 3 tbsp
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Sugar white granulated - 3/4 cup
Egg - 1 large
Soda bicarb - 1 tsp
Milk full cream  - 1 cup
Apricot jam - 2 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

For the sauce -

Butter - 3-4 tbsp
White sugar - 1/2 cup
Cream- 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 2 drops
Water - 1/2 cup

Method - 

1. Take a big bowl and put melted butter in it, 
    beat it for a minute with an electric mixture.
2. Put sugar and mix it, add egg and beat it for a minute.
3. Pour the vanilla essence and milk into it and mix all.
4. Sift flour, salt and baking powder and mix gradually 
    into the batter, avoid any lumps.
5. Grease a baking tray and pour the batter into it.
6. Put it into a pre-heated oven and bake in the oven, 
    for 30-40 minutes on a medium heat. (For the first 
    half i put on the lower heating rod then for the 
    second half i covered the cake with the drip tray 
    and put on the upper heating rod of the oven.)
7. Take it out when it's done when inserted with a knife 
    and the upper layer of the cake has turned a beautiful

For the sauce -

1. Take a pan and put everything listed for the sauce 
    in it.
2. Heat it and bring it to boil, reduce the flame and 
    simmer it for a minute, stirring it.
3. Pour the sauce over the hot baked pudding as soon 
     as it comes out of the oven. 
4. Let it soak for a while and serve it hot, Njoy this 
    sumptuous delight with your loved ones.

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