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Friday, 7 October 2016

Making Traditional South African Melkkos

Melkkos is a traditional South African dish made mainly from milk. There are various interpretations of this favourite recipe, and the one I'm sharing is not mine, but has come to me copied by hand from an unknown source. I still marvel, along with every child anywhere, that this can be called food. I am convinced it belongs on the dessert table, but I am happy with it either way. You are going to love this!

Putting 1 cup (250 ml) of milk aside, pour the remainder of 2 litres of milk into a large pot.

Add one cinnamon stick in the milk.

Add 50 ml (50 g) margarine to the milk. Bring it to the boil.

In a small bowl, measure 1 cup (250 ml) cake flour, 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon (2,5 ml) salt and half a cup (125 ml) sugar.

Add the cup of milk, that you had kept aside, to the dry ingredients and whisk well to prevent lumps from forming.

Separate 3 eggs. Put the whites in a new bowl and add the yolks to the flour and milk mixture.

Whisk the egg yolks into the mixture.

Add the mixture to the boiling milk and stir/whisk to prevent lumps from forming.

Stiffen the egg whites.

Fold the egg whites into the mixture.

Serve hot with cinnamon-sugar.

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