Malva pudding

You will need….

220g caster sugar; 2 eggs; 1 T apricot jam; 175g cake flour; ½ t bicarbonate of soda; ¼ t salt; 2 T butter, plus extra for greasing; 1 T vinegar; ½ cup milk, and; custard, ice cream or your own sauce for serving.

To prepare it….

Preheat the oven to 190°C.  Add the caster sugar, eggs and apricot jam to a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and fluffy. In a separate bowl, sift the cake flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt, then whisk to incorporate. In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt the butter, then stir in the vinegar and milk, mixing until combined.

Add the dry mixture to the sugar and egg mixture and combine. Add the buttery milk mixture and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Grease a large ovenproof bowl and pour in the mixture.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until sticky brown in colour and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Pour the custard or sauce over the warm pudding and serve with a dash of your favourite ice cream.