Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

A South African Favourite: Individual Malva Pudding Recipe

This perfectly portioned pudding will add elegance to your next dinner party. This recipe is quick and easy and will impress your guests.

a south african favourite individual malva pudding recipe - A South African Favourite: Individual Malva Pudding Recipe

This traditional recipe has been passed down in our family for many years. Malva pudding is a typical South African dessert with a spongy texture and decadent sauce that soaks into the sponge.

Serve plated or in a bowl, along with fresh fruit, ice cream, fresh cream or custard.

Individual Malva Pudding Recipe

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Recipe by Melissa JacobsCourse: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy

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A true South African classic. This individual malva pudding recipe is easy and delicious.


  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 tablespoons apricot jam

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • salt

  • 125 ml ideal milk

  • 100 ml sugar

  • 100 ml milk

  • 75 ml butter

Method – PUDDING

  • Mix the butter and sugar well together. Add the egg. Mix well.
  • Add jam, baking soda, lemon juice and salt.
  •  Add the flour and milk.
  • In a greased muffin pan, fill each mould 3/4 full with the mixture.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil. 
  • Pour over the warm malva pudding as soon as you remove it from the oven.

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