Recipe by Cynna
This is a recipe from South Africa, but I do not know whether or not it originated there. "Heerlike Poeding" (pronounced "here-lick-a pudding") literally means "Delicious Pudding" in Afrikaans. This is not a dessert to be served at refined dinner parties. However, it is a truly delicious baked pudding in the blue collar tradition that is perfect for hearty appetites on cold, wintry days. It's easy to make, too.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons apricot jam
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 egg
- 1 pinch salt (about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
Directions See How It's Made
- Beat egg and sugar. Add rest of ingredients except milk.
- Mix well, then add milk and mix well again. (The mixture will be very liquid, but that's okay.)
- Bake for one hour at 350 deg F in a *deep* uncovered casserole dish -- say about 7 to 8 inches square or round and 3 or 4 inches deep.
- Combine ingredients for syrup in saucepan.
- Bring the syrup to the boil, then pour it into the dish, while the pudding is still hot from the oven.
- Let stand for a few minutes before serving.
- Can be served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Leftovers may be reheated either in the oven or microwave.