Thanks Zurie, this recipe, out of many that I have tried over the years, comes closest to my grandmother's one. You have not only made my day, but that of my sister as well! Brings back so many childhood memories :) As for the previous review of this recipe, this is nowhere near a Roly Poly dessert.
Wonderful recipe! I've made it a few times, followed the directions and it's definitely not too dry. This is not the roly poly dessert that I know, though. The roly poly pudding my mom makes uses jam but no ginger, and it's lighter in colour. This is more dark. Definitely worth making!
There's an error in this recipe - the proportions of water and sugar for the syrup are wrong. Should it perhaps be 1 cup water to two cups sugar? The cake itself is nice, but a bit dry without the syrup.
Gorgeous!! I remember Mrs. Louw's pudding after the "Braai" (BBQ) as a child. Mum always insisted it was Malva pudding, but I've tried every Malva pudding recipe to date. PS. most Malva puddings have a dash of vinegar in the recipe and this recipe does not. Voila, I found it, cooked it for the Irish in-laws and now every one's begging for thee recipe. I usually share but i think I'll keep this on tight. LOVED IT!! Telefoon poeding - yum yum yum!!
i have this recipe, has been passed down the family for years, and we called it Malfa Pudding
This desert is also known as "Rolly Polly".