Babootie and Malva Pudding

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Malva Pudding 

2 Cup Flour

2 Teaspoon baking soda dissolved in one Tablespoon vinegar
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoon Apricot Jam

2 Tablespoon Margarine
pinch of salt

2 Egg

1 Cup Milk

First, make the “cake”.  Cream butter and sugar. Beat the egg and add to butter mixture. Add flour alternately with the milk. Beat Well.
 Add jam and baking soda/vinegar mixture. Mix Well.

Bake in a 9X13 inch dish at 350 deg. For approximately 30-35 minutes.
Serves 12-15

Next, make the syrup for on top of the cake.
2 Cup cream / milk / half and half (choose one)

1 Cup butter
1.5 Cup Sugar
1 Cup boiling Water

2 teaspoon Vanilla essence.

Melt all the ingredients on stove top until everything is melted and sugar is dissolved. This doesn’t need to be cooked, just heated up to mix together.  Pour over the hot cake, one cup at at time until the sauce stops absorbing quickly into cake.
Turn off the oven and put back in the oven to absorb the syrup. 
Serve with cream or Ice cream if you would like.    

Thank you very much to Mrs. Bragg from Port Elizabeth, South Africa whom this recipe originated from.  She is a great cook and this is a great recipe!  I have adjusted it slightly to reflect American baking terms and tastes. 

-Lindsey Lautsbaugh, 2010


Heat oven to 350 and have a 9 x 13-inch square baking dish handy.

2-3 slices white bread
1-2 cup milk

2 to 2.5 pounds ground beef (approx)
1/2 to 1 onion (if it is an American size steroid onion then use 1/2:)

1/4 cup raisins
3-5 tbs. curry powder (put in 3 tbs and then taste and add more to your liking)
3 tbs shredded coconut (plus more for serving)
approx 3-5 tbs chutney (plus more for serving) (if you don’t have chutney, apricot jam mixed with a 1 tsp vinegar could be used)  I normally add more than this, depends on how much sweetness you want to taste.

2-3 eggs

1.  Dice up bread and soak in 1 cup milk with raisins, set aside.
2.  On the stove top, cook onions until clear, add meat and saute until just done
3.  Add remaining ingredients including the bread/milk mixture & cook for 5 more minutes
**If dry (no excess liquid)then add more milk to the pan so that the meat is a bit saucy, also taste and add more curry powder if needed.  Add more chutney if you like it a little sweeter.
4.  Put meat mixture into baking dish
5.  Beat together eggs for topping and pour over meat mixture in pan. Spread it around with a fork so it covers the top. It will look thin on top but will puff up when baked.
6.  Bake at 350 until egg topping is set and slightly browned

This dish cannot be messed up… make it to your liking, adjusting anything.  It will turn out great!

Serve with Rice and top with extra coconut and chutney!

Happy eating!






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