This delicious sago pudding is gluten free, super easy and cheap to make. There are loads of variations and it’s the perfect warming treat!
Time to make: 16 mins , plus 1 hr soaking
Hands-on time: 1 min
- 2 cups skim/skim milk
- ½ cup sago
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Pour milk into a large microwaveable dish. Add sago and let it soak for 1 hour.
2. Microwave sago on high for 4 minutes. Stir. Microwave sago on high for 4 more minutes. Stir then microwave sago on medium for 5 minutes. By now mixture should be thick, with glassy beads of sago showing through. If not, microwave again on medium for 1 minute at a time until cooked.
3. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a cup then quickly stir it into hot sago mixture.
4. Microwave sago on medium for 2 minutes then serve hot. Serving suggestion This pudding is delicious with a fruit salad or with a tablespoon
- You can add a subtle flavour to the dish by using dark sugar or honey.
- Use stevia instead of sugar for a less energy-rich dessert. Read the stevia container to find out how much to use: it can be as little as 1/2 teaspoon, depending on the brand.
- Try sprinkling some cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom on top of the pudding just before serving.
- Use oven gloves to remove the dish from the microwave each time it is stirred as it will become hot as the sago cooks.
- You can store the pudding in the fridge and reheat it the next day.
What is sago?
Sago is the starchy inside part of the trunk of a sago palm. The beads are produced by separating the starch from other parts of the plant then forming this extract into a dough. The dough is then forced through a sieve before being heated at high temperatures. You can buy sago from the baking aisle at the supermarket.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
- Total fat2g
- Saturated fat1g
- dietary fibre N/S