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A Step By Step Guide To Making The Perfect Malva Pudding

Step by Step Guide To Making Malva Pudding

What is Malva Pudding?

Malva Pudding is a sweet decadent caramelized South African dessert soaked in a tasty warm butter sauce, topped off with warm delicious custard or cream. 

Where does it Malva Pudding originate ?

According to culinary historian and cook book author Magdalene van Wyk the word Malva is derived from the Afrikaans word "Malvalekker" meaning "marshmallow".

"Malvalekkers" are old fashioned sweeties made from the marshmallow plant. The marshmallow plant gave these infamous sweeties their sponginess.  The theory is that the texture of the pudding resembles that of a marshmallow, springy and light.

There are other theories about the pudding like it was named after a lady named Malva.

The word Malva is also derived for the word geranium and some think that it was originally flavoured with the leaves of the rose scented geranium called pelargonium that is native to South Africa. 

The truth is , who knows.  All I can say is that this is one of the most decadent desserts you will taste in your life. Get ready to indulge.Today we have included a "Step By Step Guide For Making The Perfect Malva Pudding" below. Enjoy.

Step 1: Pre-Heat Oven 180C / 356F

Step 2: Beat your sugar and eggs together until they nice and fluffy

Step 3: Add your jam and beat until creamy and set aside

Step 4: Mix dry ingredients together

Step 5: Melt the butter into a saucepan

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Step 6: Add your vinegar and milk while the butter is melting

Step 7: Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and alternate with the milk mixture until well combined

Step 8: Pour your pudding into an oven proof dish and bake for 30 minutes

Step 9: When your pudding is ready, its time to make your sauce

 Its time to make your sauce!

Step 10: Melt all your sauce ingredients together, be careful not to let it boil so that the your liquids do not evaporate

Step 11: Pour your sauce over the hot Malva pudding so that all the flavours absorb

Step 12: Bon Appetit. Enjoy your Malva pudding with delicious custard

Malva Pudding Ingredients

How To Make Malva Pudding

  • 1 Cup Of Castor Sugar
  • 2 Free Range Eggs
  • 1 table spoon apricot jam
  • 1 1/4 cups of cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Table Spoons Of Butter
  • 1 Table Spoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Of Milk

 Malva Pudding Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Of Cream
  • 115g of butter
  • 100g of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brandy/water/orange juice

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jabsi on November 16 2022 at 01:05PM

looking forward to trying it thank you

Lesley on August 22 2020 at 05:45PM

Need a version that I can print and save please. No need for all the photos, just the finished product, and size dish for quantity – 9X12?

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