South African Classic – Chocolate Chai Melkkos

You have to try this traditional South African pudding, perfect especially when enjoyed on a cold winter’s night.

This is my own take on this delicious South African staple.

Here’s how you can make it

Ingredients

3 cups full cream milk

3 tablespoons sugar – I used Natura Golden castor sugar

2 sticks cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cardamom pod, crushed

2 cloves

1 star anise

3 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

6 tablespoons sifted cake flour

Pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Toasted coconut, for serving

Method

1. Bring the milk and sugar to a simmer

2. Add in all the spices and sifted cocoa powder and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Turn off the heat and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes.

4. Strain to remove all the whole spices.

5. Return the milk to the stove, low heat.

6. Rub the butter and flour together to make a lumpy paste.

7. Whisk the flour mixture into the milk and cook on low heat until its smooth and thick.

8. Remove the milk of the stove and stir through the salt and vanilla essence.

9. Serve warm with chocolate shavings, toasted coconut or use as a pancake filling.

Published by Landi Govender

Hello & Welcome! My name is Landi and I am a recipe developer who loves creating mouth-watering meals. During the week you’ll find me cooking up a storm, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is spending time with my family. I’m so excited to connect with you and would love to learn something new about YOU!

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