Bruinpoeding (Brown Pudding)

Bruinpoeding (Brown Pudding)


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About this recipe: This South African dessert is a classic. It's sweet, dense and delicious. A pudding batter is baked, then topped with a creamy vanilla flavoured sauce.


Serves: 16 

  • 400g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons distilled malt vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 475ml milk
  • Sauce
  • 200g sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 250ml milk
  • 110g butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Beat 400g sugar and eggs with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, vinegar and apricot jam. Pour in 475ml milk and stir until well combined. Spoon the batter into a greased, 2 litre oven-proof baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Pierce the baked pudding several times with a skewer or fork.
  4. Place 200g sugar, water, 250ml milk, butter and vanilla in a saucepan and stir over medium heat. When the mixture comes to a boil remove it from the heat and slowly pour the mixture over the hot pudding. Serve warm.

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