20ml apricot jam
Cream butter, sugar and add egg. Slowly add bicarb, jam and vinegar. Gradually add the flour and milk. Bake at 180C for 30-40 minutes.
125ml boiling water
5ml vanilla essence
Boil together and pour over the hot pudding as soon as it comes from the oven.
I measure out all ingredients at the same time – so I have two bowls in front of me. One is the plastic mixing bowl and a glass bowl for the syrup. As I go along in the recipe I add the required amount to the correct bowl. The only item I leave out is the boiling water for the syrup as I add that only when I need to boil up the syrup.
The cooking time is a guideline so I usually set it for 35 minutes and then see if it needs more.
Make sure you stir up the syrup ingredients after adding the boiling water. Watch very carefully if you boil up the mixture in the microwave as it can very easily boil over.
Make sure your co-ordinate the boiling up of the syrup so that it is ready to be poured over the hot pudding once it is cooked.
After the syrup is poured over I use a knife to poke holes in the pudding so that the syrup can soak in.
This is a very easy and extremely delicious pudding. I serve it with homemade custard and it also tastes great with cream.
|Malva Pudding with the syrup still soaking in|