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 www.blog.nadinesmallberg.co.za @nadinesmallbergblog