Brandy Pudding


Recipe for Brandy Pudding

The recipe I am going to give you today is around 350 yrs . old! A great favourite from your Cape the spot that the first brandy from Cape grapes were distilled in 1672! We attended a very good way since then in relation to the quality of our brandy, however, Cape Brandy Pudding remains a vintage time favourite 🙂 Growing up in South Africa is excellent fun because of the recipes your mother makes and shows you during your younger years!


250 g of dates (get rid of the pits), cut up
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup boiling water
½ cup butter/margarine
½ cup sugar
2 eggs, whisked
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Cut the dates, add the boiling water and bicarbonate of soda to halve on the dates, stir and let it cool down.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar and add the beaten eggs. Mix well.
3. Sieve the dry ingredients together and add.
4. Add the rest on the dates and walnuts. Then add the dates in water and mix perfectly.
5. Pour a combination into a baking dish and bake in a very pre-heated oven of 180°C for 30 – 40 minutes.
6. Remove from your oven and pour the warm syrup on the warm pudding.


1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ cup brandy

1. Boil together the sugar, butter and water for 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and add vanilla and brandy. Mix well.
3. Pour warm on the warm pudding and serve with cream or soft ice cream.

There is not nicer to warm you on a cold day! Enjoy your dessert and ensure to try out a lot more traditional South African recipes!