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No bake sago pudding

What is your favourite winter dessert? I have a few, malva pudding and sago are definitely top of the list and if you have been following for a little while you would have seen the #sagosaga. One night @sharing_our_journey_ and I kicked our butts into gear and made the sago.
She had some private school sago that only needed to be soaked for 30mins while mine said soak for 3 hours. Her sago that night was a hit, mine was alright but the brown colour and over-sweetness definitely put me off. Since then I have tweaked the recipe and finally made a batch I am happy with.
Let’s start with what mistakes I initially made. The main mistake was using powdered cinnamon instead of sticks. I’ve since learnt that they are not the same thing. Secondly adding too much sugar. This is a preference, I prefer it not being too sweet.
So here is my recipe if you want to give it a go too.


  • 500 ml Fair Cape milk
  • 250 ml Fair Cape fresh cream
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 cup Sago
  • Pinch of salt


  • No soaking needed.
  • Warm the milk and cream on the stove.
  • Add sugar, vanilla essence, stick cinnamon and boil.
  • Add sago, making sure your stove is on a medium heat and stir until sago makes mixture thick and the sago is translucent.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the mixture.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, add to sago mixture and stir until egg is cooked in.
  • Add a little butter to the pot.
  • Turn stove off and leave pot to simmer.
  • Sprinkle some powdered cinnamon on to taste when serving.


Thank you Fair Cape Dairies and @mama_to_the_power_of_4 for challenging me to come up with this #rationfriendly recipe.
Recipe by: Smallberg Party of Four
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