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Potato Pudding

Potato Pudding

This typically South African Cape Malay Potato Pudding makes a great alternative to that other South African classic, Melktert [Milk Tart] and goes well as a dessert, with stewed dried fruit

The people known as Cape Malay have had a tremendous influence on the South African culinary scene and this recipe is just one example of their culinary skills.

1 tbsp cake flour
4 cups milk
6 eggs [large]
1 cup sugar
1lb 2 oz [500g] small potatoes
½ cup [4½oz 125g] butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 drops almond essence
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350oF [180oC]
Make the cake flour into a thin paste using a little of the milk [about 4 tbsp should do it]
Peel and halve the potatoes and boil in a saucepan over high heat until they are soft
Mash the potatoes with half [¼ cup] of the butter
Beat the eggs and add them to the mashed potatoes
Add the sugar, salt, almond and vanilla essence and the ground cinnamon to the potato mixture
Mix well
Last add the milk, flour paste and remaining butter
Mix well
Transfer the mixture to a well greased ovenproof dish
Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until the pudding has set and is light golden in color
Cut into pieces and serve the Potato Pudding, as a dessert, with stewed dried fruit


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