Microwave Oven Sago Pudding

There are two ways of enjoying sago pudding – one is baked in the oven and of a firm consistency and then there is the way I love it; all smooth and creamy – no guessing that this is yet another of my childhood favourites!  You can also sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on top just before serving and no need to worry if you don’t have a microwave oven, you can just as easily make this in a saucepan.

Sago Pudding



25ml sago
1 litre milk
15ml sugar
Pinch of salt
1 egg beaten
5ml vanilla essence


  1. Soak the sago in water for 15 minutes and then drain.
  2. Add the milk to the sago and boil on high until the sago is clear – approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar and stir through.
  4. Add the egg slowly to the mixture and bring to the boil again.
  5. Add the vanilla essence and stir through.


Submitted by:  Val Olsen, Johannesburg