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Malva pudding 5 ways

Make this traditional sweet and sticky South African dish with your own creative spin-off.

03 Jan 2014
5 recipes for malva pudding

We love malva, oh yes we do.  And we know how much you love malva pudding too. 

You are South African (or love South Africa), so somewhere, somehow, you've eaten the silky rich flavours of caramelized butter, sugar with a hint of apricot jam and depending on who made it for you, a heavy soaking of brandy. 

These ingenious malva pudding recipes are comforting and nostalgic and best served warm with family and friends.

Traditional sticky malva pudding - Your classically decadent, proudly South African recipe with lots of butter, sugar and sweet apricot jam.

Fruity malva pudding - Fruity desserts aren't just here to make you feel less guilty, fruit chunks can add texture to your soft and buttery malva.  And the result will be a warm fruity surprise with every bite.  This recipe is an excellent holiday dish.

Malva pudding tartlets with a caramel sauce -  Adorable and perfectly portioned, tartlets can be an impressive personal twist on malva.  Individually sized dishes are topped with caramel and you can add a fresh piece of mint to spruce up your style or serve in stunning little cups for a party.

Malva pudding with chilli-nut ice cream - You've already got a great malva pudding recipe but you want to kick it up a notch.  Take your sweet pudding and add a bit of spice to it with a chilli-nut ice cream that will take you only 15 minutes to make.

Amarula malva pudding - South African traditional dessert meets South Africa's beloved creamy liquor.  Soaked in Amarula, this malva will be the most decadent dish you've ever tasted. This recipe calls for the malva to be cooked on the braai and honestly, it really can't get more South African than that.


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