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An epic malva pudding recipe with Amarula ice cream

By July 27, 2022October 16th, 2023FinGlobal

An epic malva pudding recipe with Amarula ice cream

July 27, 2022

By now, you’re probably well aware that the FinGlobal team loves to put a fun twist on old-fashioned or traditional treats, and this time, we’ve set our sights on the malva Pudding. We’ve been there and done that before! We’ve already shared our favourite malva pudding recipe with you here, but we’re doing more than that this time – don’t worry. This isn’t a case of “more of the same.” This is a case of much more than ever before – if you know what we mean (and much more is the order of the day when malva pudding is involved!)

To kick things off, let’s consider the origins or history of malva pudding in South Africa. Of course, we have the Dutch to thank for our addition to malva pudding! They brought the dessert into South Africa when they made their great arrival while on their Dutch East India explorations. And this didn’t happen recently, mind you (as you might have guessed!) – this happened somewhere in the middle of the 1600s. Since then, malva pudding has become a firm family favourite – even starring at many birthday parties and Christmas celebrations! You can even buy malva pudding at the local store – which is very convenient.

Now, we could share granny’s secret malva pudding recipe with you. We could even add Amarula to the mix and call it a twist. Of course, you know that Amarula is a popular creamy South African liquor. But today, we’re going to take it a step further. We’re going to teach you how to make malva Pudding Amarula Don Pedros. Malva pudding and ice cream are already a match made in heaven. Add Don Pedro to the mix, and the treat becomes beyond heavenly! Before we even get started, we’d like to say You’re Welcome! These delectable treats will change your life!

Malva pudding with a twist!

Malva pudding recipe



What you need for the crumble:

  • 180ml of cake flour
  • 80ml of brown sugar
  • 60ml of oats (rolled)
  • 30ml of softened butter
  • 15ml of smooth apricot jam (heat it to form a syrup)

What you need for the chocolate syrup:

  • 180ml of brown sugar
  • 80ml of cream
  • 45ml of water
  • 45ml cocoa powder
  • 45ml of vanilla essence

What you need for the don pedro:

  • 1 litre of vanilla ice cream
  • 180ml of Amarula liqueur
  • 180ml of malva pudding
  • 180ml of custard
  • 180ml of cream

What to do:

For the crumble:

  • Ensure the oven preheats to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and oats together.
  • Using your hands, rub the butter into the dry mixture.
  • Add the melted jam syrup to the bowl and mix it in well. Then take the mixture, add it to the baking tray and spread it evenly across the bottom.
  • Bake the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes until it becomes golden crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

For the chocolate sauce:

  • Place the brown sugar, cream, water, cocoa powder, and vanilla essence into a saucepan and heat over medium heat while stirring.
  • Whisk the mixture until it is smooth and then let it cook for a further one minute.
  • Set the saucepan aside and allow it to cool.

For the Don Pedro:

  • Combine all the vanilla ice cream, Amarula liqueur, custard and cream in a blender and blend until the mixture becomes silky smooth.
  • Use the chocolate sauce to decorate the inside of each glass – let it drizzle down the inside sides of the glass.
  • Add your Don Pedro mixture to each glass.
  • Pop a sprinkling of the crumble on top of each Don Pedro.
  • Push a generous square of malva pudding into the top of each.

If you want to make this pudding even more South African, you can always share the top space between malva pudding and peppermint crisp tart! Now, that’s delectable!

If you don’t want to use store-bought malva pudding, you don’t have to. Not too long ago, we featured a recipe for making malva pudding at home. You can find our favourite malva pudding recipe here. For malva pudding, you will need similar ingredients, including flour, bicarb, sugar, eggs, vinegar, apricot jam, butter, milk, cream and water.

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At FinGlobal, we’re all for a great recipe, but we’re also committed to providing our clients with the secret recipe to emigration success. While our hearts stay true to South Africa, we understand that many Saffas have to head for distant shores and greener pastures. And it is our aim to help these people have a seamless transition. As such, we offer a plethora of services ideal for the expat – those who are soon to emigrate and even those who have already taken the plunge.

We can extend professional advice regarding tax, pensions, retirement annuities, and forex as well as help you set all the required documentation in place to ensure there are no hiccups along the way. The idea is to provide much-needed support while going through one of the most challenging life changes of your life! We’re also just a phone call away if you’ve tried one of our delicious recipes and want to tell us all about it. You will find each of our qualified consultants is friendly, knowledgeable and more than willing to assist you with your emigration needs.

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