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RECIPE: Malva pudding was Nelson Mandela's favourite dessert

One of Madiba’s favourite desserts was Malva pudding

By Lutho Pasiya | July 19, 2021 | Category

Image: Unsplash
Image: Unsplash

One of Madiba’s favourite desserts was Malva pudding

Everyone has a list of their favourite dishes and the late Nelson Mandela was no different.

Food writer and ’gastro-detective’, Fiona Ross, says Mandela enjoyed fish cakes and poached eggs, bacon, scrambled eggs and toast, after recuperating from an operation.

Xoliswa Ndoyiya, Mandela’s chef, once said that ‘one of his favourite (desserts) was Malva pudding’, adding that when she made it, he would ‘just eat it up'.

With adjusted lockdown level 4 in place, many South Africans may not able to go out to help their local communities to remember the man who united us as the Rainbow Nation, his contagious laugh, his trademark dance, and his philanthropic nature that inspired this global day of kindness.

So why not support a worthy cause with a financial contribution and stay home (and stay safe) with a hearty family lunch? Cook up your Sunday lunch favourites and add a little Madiba magic with his favourite dessert.

Original articel appeared on IOL