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10th May 2017

The South African staple food, Melkkos (or milk food, if we must translate) is a creamy delicacy that will make the perfect breakfast-in-bed on a gloomy morning.


2 litres fresh milk
165g Snowflake cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
cinnamon sugar, for serving
Fig preserve, for serving


Using a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil over a medium heat.

Next mix the flour and salt together and rub the butter in.

Stirring continuously, add the flour mixture to the boiling milk, until it’s completely incorporated.

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn.

And that’s it! Spoon into bowl and top with your preserved fig and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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