In December, Oprah's personal chef, Art Smith, traveled to South Africa to cook Christmas dinner for all of the Leadership Academy girls. The big hit of the night was his Malva Pudding—a cake-like treat served with custard. "According to our hospitality ambassador of South Africa, Mr. Colin Cowie … Malva was a woman's name and it was named after [her]," Art says. Treat your loved ones to a helping of Malva Pudding!
Art says this dessert is great to serve when you have company. "What I like about this is I think anything served from a wonderful casserole or anything says to people, 'There's plenty. It's enough. And it's home,'" he says.