Malva pudding with ginger & pears poached in rooibos tea

Malva pudding with ginger & pears poached in rooibos tea recipe

A delicious classic South African Malva pudding recipe with ginger & pears poached in rooibos tea.


Malva pudding:

Mix up one pack of Ina Paarman Malva pudding or make a batch of the scratch recipe as per link above.

½ tsp ground ginger

1 Tbs finely chopped crystallized ginger

+ 1 Tbsp of the syrup reserved for the Malva sauce

Poached pears:

3 large pears or 4 smaller ones, peeled and cored

500ml strong rooibos tea brewed (2 x teabags)

1 cinnamon quill

3 x star anise pods

¼ cup of sugar


Place rooibos tea, spice and sugar into a small pot and bring to a boil. Add the pears and cook for 10 minutes until soft but still holding shape. Drain and set aside.

Make the Malva according to the pack and instructions adding ½ tsp ground ginger and the crystallized ginger.

Spread in your baking dish and place the drained poached pears into the batter & cut side down to prevent the sauce pooling in the halves. Bake according to the pack or my recipe.

When heating the Malva sauce, add 1 tablespoon ginger syrup and pour over the pudding as it comes out the oven.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or custard.

The original Malva pudding with orange juice

Keywords: Malva pudding, South African dessert, pears, rooibos tea