Franschhoek Wine Valley

Snow Pudding recipe by Pierneef à La Motte, featured in the Cape Winelands Cuisine cookbook (Page 193)

Serve 4 – 6

Snow Pudding


1 Tbsp (15 ml) gelatin powder or use sheets
¼ cup (60 ml) cold water
1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
¼ cup (60 ml) lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
2 egg whites
Extra 1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar


  • Sponge the gelatin in the cold water for a few minutes (to sponge means to sprinkle the gelatin powder over cold water and leave it for 1 minute to allow it to absorb all the water), and then dissolve in the boiling water.
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice and zest and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Strain the liquid through a sieve and leave to cool.
  • When it starts to set, whisk the mixture until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk the egg whites until almost stiff and slowly add the extra sugar. Whisk until a stiff meringue forms. Fold the meringue into the gelatin mixture using a metal spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into a prepared mould or glasses and leave to set in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Decorate as desired and serve with egg custard.

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  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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