Chef Eric's Baked Sago Pudding

Sago pudding is not unique to South African cooking, but made with pantry staples and according to an easy recipe, it is many a family's favourite. Understated and classic, Chef Eric's recipe will give you a sago pudding that is wonderfully nostalgic and ever-so moreish!


6 servings


1 cup sago

 1 cup water

1 liter milk

2 eggs

5 Tbsp sugar

5 Tbsp butter

1 pinch salt

2 Tbsp vanilla essence


Preheat oven to 160°C

Bring milk, water and cinnamon to the boil over high heat.

Reduce heat and remove cinnamon.

Add sago and a pinch of salt.

Cook for 15 minutes, stirring continuously.

Remove from heat, add sugar and vanilla essence.

Add butter and eggs and mix well.

Pour into greased baking dish and sift cinnamon on top.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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