Sago Pudding

Caramelised sago pudding: An old-time favourite. Image: Supplied.

Sago pudding – Warm caramelised taste sensation

Snuggle up on your favourite couch in front of a cosy fire with a bowl of traditional sago pudding. Can life get better than this?

Sago Pudding

Caramelised sago pudding: An old-time favourite. Image: Supplied.

When the temperature drops, it is the perfect time to bring out warm dessert recipes. Sago pudding is an old favourite among South Africans and will fill you with warmth and sweetness. The inviting aroma will bring back happy childhood memories spent with grandma in her kitchen watching her whipping together the most delicious dishes. 

You can have this creamy dessert ready in as little time as an hour and serve it straight away when it is still steaming with heat. To ensure everything runs smoothly in the kitchen, request for an extra pair of hands to assist you to separate the eggs and whisk them as set out in the method. 

Prepare this sago pudding on a cold winter’s day and serve it to provide the ultimate comfort to your family members. The caramelised sugary topping covering the soft sago pearls is delightfully satisfying. This is an excellent recipe to keep up your sleeve for a day when the rain pours down relentlessly and the wind howls around the corners of your house.

Snuggle up on your favourite couch in front of a cosy fire with a bowl of traditional sago pudding. Can life get better than this?

Sago Pudding

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Charlene Lewis Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups milk

  • 8 tablespoons sago

  • 2 eggs, seperated

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Place the butter in a saucepan on a low heat until it is melted.
  • Add ¾ of a cup of sugar to the melted butter and heat until the sugar has caramelised. This should take around one to two minutes.
  • Add the sago, milk and water and cook until the sago is clear and soft and the mixture thickens. This should take about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • While the mixture is being cooked on the stove, separate the eggs.
  • Beat the egg yolks slightly and add to the mixture. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Place the egg whites in an ovenproof serving bowl together with the remaining sugar.
  •  Using an electric mixer or whisk, beat the egg whites until stiff and standing up with peaks.
  • Pour the heated sago mixture from the stove on top of the thickened egg whites, in the centre, allowing the egg whites to fold over the top of the sago mixture. You might have to spread the egg white a little to cover the entire surface of the pudding.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over the sago mixture.
  • Pop into the preheated oven for around 10 -15 minutes or place under the grill until you see the egg meringue topping browning over.
  • Finally, remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy.

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