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Monday, June 22, 2009

Malva Pudding

Pudding Ingredients:
15ml (1 Tablespoon)
brick margarine 125ml (½ cup)
White Sugar1 egg 15ml (1 Tablespoon)
apricot jam 15ml (1 Tablespoon)
vinegar 250ml (1 cup)
cake flour 5ml (1 teaspoon)
bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt

125g brick margarine 185ml (¾ cup)
White Sugar65ml water 185ml (¾ cup)
cream 5ml (1 teaspoon)
vanilla essence

Pudding Directions:
Cream the margarine and sugar. Add the egg and blend well.
Add the apricot jam and vinegar. Mix well.
Sift the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Pour into a deep round dish about 19cm diameter.
Cover the dish with a lid or foil and then bake for 1 hour at 180 ºC.

Sauce Directions:
Boil the margarine, sugar and water
Remove from the stove and then add the cream and the vanilla. Pour over the hot baked pudding.
Serve with hot custard or vanilla ice cream

Melktert (Milk Tart)


Pie Crust
1/2 C. margarine
1/2 C. sugar
1 egg
2 C. flour, sifted
salt, sifted

4 C. milk
1 Tbs. margarine
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
3 Tbs. corn starch
3 Tbs. flour
1 Tsp. vanilla extract


Cream the margarine and sugar together and beat in the egg.
Add the flour and salt and knead until a soft dough is formed.
Press the mixture into a greased circular pie dish and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, Bring the milk and margarine to the boil.
Cream the sugar, eggs, corn starch, flour and vanilla essence.
Add some of the hot milk to the creamed mixture, then pour it back into the pot and heat gently until it thickens. Do not boil.
Pour the filling into the pie crust and cool.
Refrigerate the Milk Tart until required and sprinkle with cinnamon to serve.


Mr. Cochrane said...


Karen Wells said...

Thanks for posting this. Danae's mother and I have already had a conversation about the desserts in South Africa. The students will be glad to get your recipes.

Sean M said...

is the malva pudding what we had at Sharon's after the drumming?

African Safari said...

Mmm, malva pudding is so good! But I think melktert is more popular here in RSA

kimberly said...

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Duration 12 days
When June 2nd - 13th, 2009
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