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      Amarula Malva Pudding

      Serves 8


      For the pudding:

      1/2 cup white sugar


      1 1/2 tablespoons apricot jam

      1 cup cake flour

      1 teaspoon baking powder

      pinch of salt

      1 teaspoon baking soda

      1 cup milk

      For the syrup:

      1/4 cup butter

      1 cup sugar

      1/2 cup boiling water

      1 cup amarula

      pinch of salt

      Method of Preparation:

      1.With a wire whisk or egg beater beat together the sugar and eggs. You want the mixture to creamy and pale, so be patient and strong and beat it for as long as it takes. This step ensures a light, fluffy pudding and is very worth the effort!

      2.Add the jam, flour, baking powder and salt, stir in until blended.

      3.Pour in the milk, sprinkle over the baking soda, and quickly whisk it altogether.

      4.Pour the batter into a greased 7 x 7 x 1 1/2- inch baking dish and place in a preheated 350 degrees F oven. Bake for about an hour, until golden brown and a sharp knife or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

      5.For the syrup, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, then stir in all the other ingredients.

      6.Heat through, but don't boil. Pour slowly over the pudding, allowing it soak in thoroughly.