Desserts for dad

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Whose dad doesn’t love a pudding? So make his favourite saucy dessert for Father’s Day (bonus points if it involves marmalade). And there’s no shame in buying the cream or custard!

My dad played a massive role in inspiring my love of food and cooking. And if there’s one way to show him how much I love him, it’s by making him a pudding from scratch!

For the dad who’d rather not share: individual malva puddings

This is the ultimate malva recipe – luscious, sticky, syrupy sweet. I love making individual puddings as they’re fun to serve and everyone gets their share. (Dad gets two to himself!)

Make one large malva pudding with the same ingredients, just use a bigger dish. Big or small, this pudding needs hot custard.

Get the individual malva pudding recipe here or try this Clemengold malva pudding with Irish coffee sauce.

For the old-school dad: sticky burnt orange self-saucing pudding

My dad is a complete sucker for marmalade. I’m not, but have discovered a way for us both to enjoy his favourite sticky jam in this pudding. The slightly bitter chocolate ice cream is a perfect match.

Get the sticky burnt orange self-saucing pudding recipe here

For the modern father: coconut-and-vanilla sago pudding with Swiss meringue caps

Pure comfort in a bowl and the best part is the sago pudding can be made one or two days in advance and kept in the fridge. Simply reheat it slowly before topping with the meringue and baking for five minutes.

You could also cheat by topping a Woolies sago pudding with meringue and baking it (shhh!).

Get the coconut-and-vanilla sago pudding recipe here.

For the chocoholic dad: chocolate peanut-butter swirl pudding

Pretty much everyone loves a traditional chocolate pudding and no-one will complain about peanut butter as an extra. The salty nuttiness takes this childhood favourite to a whole new level.

Get the chocolate peanut-butter swirl pudding recipe here.

Hannah Lewry Article by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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