Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: South African
A sweet finale is the ultimate end to a delicious dinner and Sago pudding is one of those comfort desserts.This warm winter pudding is a firm South African favourite.So rich and creamy it is one of my favourite go to desserts.Enjoy!
  • 4 cups Milk
  • ¾ cup Sago (which has been soaked in water for at least an hour )
  • 2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • Finely Grated Rind of One Lemon
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 100 gr Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Custard Powder (mixed with a ¼ cup of cream)
  • 4 X-Large Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  1. Preheat the oven at 160° Celsius.
  2. Grease a large ovenproof dish
  3. Over medium heat boil milk, sago, cinnamon sticks,cardamom powder and lemon rind until thick.
  4. Add the sugar and butter and stir in well. Simmer for a few more minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from the heat.
  5. Add the custard powder mix to the milk mixture.
  6. Add the lightly beaten eggs and mix through thoroughly until well combined.
  7. Remove the cinnamon sticks and pour the mixture into the oven proof dish and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 – 45 minutes, until set and the pudding is light brown on top.
Serves 6-8
Recipe by SAPeople Tasty Recipes at