I have absolutely no idea why this particular pudding was named "National Pudding".
It certainly is not the most popular or well known of the South African dessert puddings
For the dough
500ml (2 cups) cake flour
2 eggs at room temperature
30ml (2 tbsp) apricot jam
10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
For the Syrup
500ml (2 cups) sugar
750ml (3 cups) water
15ml (1 tbsp) butter
5ml (1 tsp) vanilla or almond essence
Making the National Pudding
First make the pudding dough
Fold the eggs into the dry ingredients and add a little water to make a dough
Roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¾ inch [ 2 cm ] and spread with the apricot jam
Roll up the dough into a cylinder
Then make the syrup
Place the water in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
Dissolve the rest of the ingredients in the boiling water to make a syrup.
Remove from the heat.
To make the pudding
Place the rolled cylinder of dough in a long ovenproof dish.
Pour the syrup over the dough
Bake in a preheated oven for one hour at 350o
F [ 175o
Serve the pudding hot.
I am sure you will find this South African dessert absolutely delicious, especially if you have a sweet tooth
REMEMBER- Try MORE of my Favourite South African Puddings, they'll probably become your favourite puddings too