Like boeber, milk pudding (melkkos) is another traditionally South African dessert that also works well as breakfast.
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
250 ml (1 c) cake flour or wholewheat flour or semolina pinch of salt 5 ml (1 t) baking powder 1 egg 125-160 ml (½-²⁄₃ c) cold water extra cake flour for dusting
3 whole cinnamon sticks 1 naartjie peel strip 2 litres (8 c) milk 60 ml (¼ c) sugar cinnamon sugar for sprinkling on top 1 Dough Combine the flour or semolina, salt and baking powder. Add the egg and mix. Add just enough cold water to make a soft dough that’s easy to roll out. 2 On a floured surface roll out the dough until thin. Dust the dough with flour and roll up. The dough should not be sticky. 3 Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into thin strips. Separate the strips and dust with extra flour. Cover with a damp cloth. 4 Spiced milk Add the cinnamon and naartjie peel to the milk and bring to the boil over low heat. Add the sugar. 5 Add a handful of the dough strips to the spiced milk and stir. Bring to the boil and cook the strips until nearly done. Continue adding strips in batches, making sure you bring the milk to the boil before adding another handful. 6 Simmer until the dough strips are done and the milk mixture has thickened. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and serve.