Malva Pudding


    The Pudding:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 150g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (a generous tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • For the Sauce:

  • 3 cups fresh cream (200 ml)
  • 100g butter
  • 90 – 150g sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water (90 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a Chef rectangular dish.
  2. Beat or whip the sugar and eggs. Beat until thick, then add the jam and mix through.
  3. Melt the butter, then add the melted butter and vinegar to the wet mixture.
  4. Sieve, or simply mix together: the flour, soda and salt. Add this mixture with the milk to the egg mixture in a mixing bowl. Beat well.
  5. Pour mixture into a Chef rectangular dish and bake until the pudding is brown and well-risen for 30 – 45 minutes.
  6. In a Chef Sauce pan, melt together the ingredients for the sauce, and stir well. Pour it over the pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  7. Leave to stand awhile before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or custard.
  8. – Optional: divide mixture and bake in Chef Ramekins.