How To Make Melkkos

How To Make Melkkos

Welcome to our kitchen today, as we take on something sweet, warm and comforting. We will learn how to make a delicious traditional South African dish, Melkkos. Melkkos, also known as milk food, is a soothing and satisfying warm milk pudding. It is a rich and creamy dessert that is perfect for the colder months of the year.

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  2. Instructions:
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Before we get started, let's gather all the necessary ingredients.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Then, cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles small crumbs.

Step 2:

Heat a large pot over medium heat and pour in the milk. Add the cinnamon stick and bring the milk to a simmer.

Step 3:

Slowly sprinkle the flour mixture into the simmering milk while constantly stirring with a whisk or wooden spoon. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens, and there are no flour lumps.

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Step 4:

Reduce the heat to low and add the sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to whisk the mixture for an additional 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.

Step 5:

Remove from the heat and let it cool down for about 5 minutes.


Serve the melkkos warm in a bowl with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. You can also add honey or jam to taste.

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Congratulations! You have made your very own Melkkos. This sweet, creamy and warm pudding is very comforting and perfect to have on a cold day. Enjoy it with friends, family or by yourself. Don't be afraid to experiment with different toppings too. Maybe you'll find your own new favorite.

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