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South African Vinegar Pudding. A recipe for traditional South African Asynpoeding (Vinegar Pudding), which is self-saucing and a delicious baked pudding. The sweetness of the sugar and apricot jam are being balanced out by a drop or more of vinegar. This is perfect and a true classic South African dessert loved by many in the Rainbow Nation.
South African Vinegar Pudding
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Cuisine: South African
The much loved South African recipe for Vinegar Pudding or in Afrikaans: Asynpoeding. A truly delicious saucy baked pudding and drenched in delicious syrup. This pudding may also be called Malva Pudding, or even Jan Ellis pudding, names after a much-loved rugby player Jan Ellis.
- 60 g butter or margarine, softened
- 125 ml (100 g) sugar
- 1 extra-large egg
- 15 ml smooth apricot jam
- 250 ml (140 g) Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour
- 5 ml Snowflake Baking Powder
- 1 ml salt
- 5 ml bicarbonate of soda
- 250 ml milk
- 30 ml vinegar
- 80 ml (65 g) sugar
- 80 ml milk
- 60 ml water
- 45 ml butter or margarine
- 5 ml vanilla or caramel essence
Cream butter and sugar together.
Add egg and beat well until light and creamy. Add jam.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and add to egg mixture. Mix well.
Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the milk and add to egg mixture. Add vinegar and mix well.
Spoon mixture into a greased, medium ovenproof dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 40 minutes.
Combine all the ingredients, except essence, in a small, heavy-based saucepan and bring to a boil.
Simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from heat, add essence, and pour over the warm pudding.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 8414
- Sugar: 884
- Sodium: 5887
- Fat: 387
- Saturated Fat: 69
- Unsaturated Fat: 296
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1203
- Fiber: 7
- Protein: 67
- Cholesterol: 1625
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17 thoughts on “South African Vinegar Pudding”
My Gandma used to make this dessert for a Friday treat… it is Dellllllllicioooous believe me !¨¨…Just now my tummy grumbles …thanks for the receipe as i had lost hers.
THank you for popping in Norman. Hope you will enjoy it when you make it again
This sounds really interesting! I wonder if the vinegar helps to tenderise the pudding as well as add flavour? I’d love to try it!
Frey, thanks for popping in. The vinegar is only actually a nice subtle counterbalance to the sweetness
This isn’t something I’ve heard of before, but the apricot flavour makes it sound yum.
Hi Gemma, Yes you should most definitely try it, we love it and its a real treat
So interesting! I’ve never heard of vinegar pudding but it sounds super tasty!
Candice, thanks, trust me it’s super awesome and delicious, Give it a try and please let me know (rate and review) what you think of it as it’s always great to get feedback.
This is something new to me. Sounds yummy!
Cherie – it’s a very super delicious SA treat. GIve it a try, I am sure you will enjoy it
I have never heard of this desert before…..it looks and sounds divine.😊😊
Brenda, its a very SA desert, you should try it out, super delicious
Looks so good and mouthwateringly delicious. Another must try recipe in my recipe boudoir.
You should try it when you’re settled in Japan and treat your family
Looks so good…. mouthwateringly delicious.
This sounds delicious. What does the vinegar do?
Although it sounds odd to use vinegar, it only balances the taste and it’s truly delicious