Sago is a creamy South African Traditional baked pudding… Great for the Winter. This free sago recipe is deliciously creamy!


1 cup sago soaked in cold water for an hour 
750ml full cream milk
80ml brown sugar
pinch salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 stick cinnamon
ground cinnamon to sprinkle

  • Drain sago, rinse and drain again.
  • Bring the milk and cinnamon stick to boil in a saucepan. 
  • As soon as the milk starts to boil lower the heat and add the sago.
  • Stir continuously over a low heat until sago has thickened and has become transparent. (add more milk if too thick)
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and add the sugar and salt.
  • Remove from heat and beat in 2 eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the vanilla essence.
  • Pour mixture into greased ovenproof dish.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over mixture and bake on 180°C in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until brown on top.
Variations: You may add tinned fruit to the sago mixture before baking it.
Serving suggestions: Serve as is or with a little cream or with fresh fruit.


Roxanne Robinson said...
August 29, 2013 at 8:37 PM

How many does this serve?

Tessa said...
June 8, 2014 at 2:05 PM

How many cups of water to soak the sago

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