African Creations
Art Smith and Oprah make Malva Pudding.
Art Smith's Malva Pudding
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.