This is a traditional and still favorite South African Pudding.

Buttermilk was always available on farms and was used in many different dishes and in many ways.

Try this the next time you need a dessert

This was taken from a very old recipe: Some of the measurements are somewhat unusual

Buttermilk Pudding Ingredients

4 eggs [ large ]
3 tbsp + 1 tsp butter [measured flat]
7 oz [ 200g ] white sugar
8 oz [ 240g ] cake flour
tsp salt
1 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp baking powder

Making the Pudding

Preheat oven to 350oF [ 175oC ]

Beat the eggs lightly

Cream the butter and sugar together, in a mixing bowl, until pale and creamy

Then beat in the eggs until the mixture is smooth

Double sift the flour and salt together.

Alternating the flour with the buttermilk, stir into the creamed butter/sugar mixture

Stir in the lemon zest and baking powder

Grease an ovenproof dish and pour the batter into it.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until the pudding has risen and is lightly browned

Serve the Buttermilk Pudding immediately, with a little apricot jam it makes a fine dessert

Probably, on the farm this karringmelkpoeding would have been served with mosskonfyt for dessert

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