Salwaa's Sago Pudding

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4 cups milk

1 cup sago

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

5 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoon custard powder (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

4 eggs

1/2 cup sugar (extra)


1. Preheat the oven at 160C.

2. Grease a large pudding dish lightly. Heat milk to nearly boiling, then add sago, salt, and nutmeg or cinnamon. Simmer over very low heat until sago is transparent.

3. Mix custard powder with half a cup of water / milk and add to mixture Add the 1/2 cup sugar, butter and vanilla, and stir in well. Remove from heat.

4. Separate the eggs, and whisk the yolks. Add yolks to the sago mixture, whisk or mix through well, and pour the mixture into the prepared oven dish.

5. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, and add the extra 1/2 cup sugar slowly, whisking until incorporated.

6. Spread this meringue over the sago pudding. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 - 45 minutes, until set, and the meringue is light brown on top.

7. Serve warm.

Bon Appetit!

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