Malva pudding piques US palates' interest

JOHANNESBURG - It&39;s a quintessentially South African dessert yet it&39;s being eaten in dining rooms on the West Coast of the United States.

Malva Pudding entered the limelight when talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef served it at the first Christmas dinner for her Girls&39; Academy.

Some believe its name is derived from Malvasia wine from the island of Madeira, others say it was originally made by an Afrikaans woman named Malva.

No matter its origins, Malva Pudding has  been going down a treat in California, thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of South African expatriate, Kari Mansfeld.

* View the attached video to see how Malva pudding has gained popularity on the West Coast of the United States.