“There’s always room for pudding” – that’s our motto! If you’re looking for something quick, delicious and fabulous to make for your family or dinner guests this weekend then this traditional pudding with a twist is a must-try. Local food fundi, Claire Allen has turned up the taste and luxury of a traditional local pudding, by artfully using Amarula Cream and Amarula Gold. She’s transformed her grandmother’s good old fashioned vinegar pudding into a contemporary expression of South African flavour. This yummy pudding is quick and easy to make and your friends family will be asking you to make it again and again!

Claire Allen’s Boozy Vinegar Pudding

Serves 12



· 250g cake flour

· Pinch of salt

· 100ml sugar

· 25ml butter (melted)

· 2 eggs (beaten)

· 10ml bicarbonate of soda

· 50ml vinegar

· 100 ml Amarula Gold

· 100ml apricot jam


· 400ml milk

· 400ml boiling water

· 300g sugar

· 150ml Amarula Cream

· Roux (10ml butter and 5ml flour)

Preheat the oven to 180°C. You can make one big pudding or small individual ones.


Sift the dry ingredients, add the butter and egg, mix well.

Add the bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and jam. Mix until the jam is well distributed.

Heat the syrup in a pot – do not add roux.

Pour half the syrup into 21cm baking dish (buttered or greased with cooking spray) or 12-piece muffin tin.

Drop the batter by the spoonful and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the batter is cooked through.

Add roux to the syrup and heat, allow the sauce to thicken and put to one side

Remove dessert dish while hot and pour over Amarula syrup

Serve with pouring cream and even some berries. For texture add Hokey Pokey honeycomb (recipe below).

Hokey Pokey


· ¼ cup white sugar

· 2 Tbs golden syrup

· 1 tsp baking soda


Cover a board with a sheet of baking paper and set aside.

Place the sugar and syrup in a pot on a medium heat, heat slowly and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Turn up the heat and bring mixture to boil, stirring occasionally if needed. Boil for two minutes. Don’t take your eyes of the pot the sugar mixture can burn very easily. If needed remove from heat.

The next part is fun so make sure the kids are watching but hot sugar can burn so be very careful. Add the baking soda and mix quickly with a whisk. The mixture will start to foam like a volcano.

Turn the mixture onto the baking paper and leave to cool and harden. Break into pieces. Whatever you don’t use now, store in an airtight container. Don’t keep it in the fridge.

For more information on Claire Allen, be sure to visit her blog.

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