Updated: Dec 14, 2022
It was kinda outta the blue that I asked a random stranger on TikTok about South African cuisine. She gave me 3 dishes. As always, I researched and went down the rabbit hole. This is one of the dishes. So, you will be expecting some South African recipes coming your way.
Being the way I am, this isn't your authentic or traditional Malvapoeding. I added a few extra ingredients, steps and processes. For example, I used browned butter to enhance the flavors or I used Amarula cream instead of vanilla. Either way, this is a wonderful pudding or cake.
This is a simple and rather straightforward recipe. An extra tip is to fold in the flour mixture properly or you will have lumps of flour in the pudding. You can choose to whip but I don't think the pudding will rise as much.
On a side note, after my research, I find out that nobody talks about South African cuisine enuff. I mean, I didn't even know. It is super underrated and deserves more recognition. Don't you agree?
(Make one loaf)
Unsalted Butter, 150g + More For Greasing
Demerara Sugar, 50g
Dark Muscovado Sugar, 50g
Whole Milk, 120g
Apple Cider Vinegar, 14g
Apricot Jam, 60g
Amarula Cream, 2 TBSP
Fresh Orange Zest, 1 Orange
Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 150g
Baking Soda, 5g
Sea Salt, Pinch
Heavy Whipping Cream, 110g
Demerara Sugar, 60g
Fresh Orange Juice, 80g
Amarula Cream, 1 TBSP
Hand / Stand Mixer
Prepare the pudding.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius or 350 fahrenheit.
Lightly grease the loaf pan with some butter and lined it with parchment paper (bottom and sides).
In a sauce pot over medium heat, add butter.
Cook until the butter starts to "sing".
Once the "singing" subsides, continue cooking for another 30 secs.
Drain the browned butter thru a sieve lined with a coffee filter and over a bowl.
Set aside to drip.
In a large mixing bowl, add eggs.
Whisk eggs with a hand or stand mixer until tripled in volume.
Add in the sugar and whip until the sugar has dissolved and is well combined.
Followed by milk, 14g of that browned butter, vinegar, jam, Amarula cream and orange zest.
Whip until well combined.
In another large bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt.
Mix to combine well.
Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture until well combined, 1/3 portion at a time.
*Make sure there are no large lumps.*
Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
Wack into the oven and bake for about 30 or 35 mins or until it passes the skewer test.
While the pudding is baking, prepare the sauce.
Add cream, the remaining browned butter (you should have 113g, if not, add some olive oil to compensate), sugar, orange juice and Amarula cream.
Stir until well combined.
Bring it up to simmer and continue stirring until homogenous and thickened slightly.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Once the pudding is baked, poke some holes with a skewer and drizzle some of that sauce onto the pudding.
Return to the oven and continue baking for another 5 mins.
Set aside to cool down completely.
Run a spatula along the edges of the loaf pan.
Unmold the bread onto a serving plate.
Slice and serve immediately with some of that remaining sauce.
Yummilicious in every way...