Friday, 6 July 2018

Foodie Friday – Lemon Sago

Lemon Sago Pudding is a retro favourite of both Australia and New Zealand.  In case you were wondering, tapioca is a type of sago – but sago can be made from other plants as well.

As a youngster I loved both the texture and taste of lemon sago but I know that the taste isn't universal.

Here is a traditional recipe from a NZ sugar company:

3 cups water
1/2 cup sago
Juice of 3 large lemons
zest of 3 large lemons
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
Place sago and water in a saucepan with lemon juice and lemon zest and bring gently to the boil, stirring all the time to prevent sago sticking together, or sticking to the bottom. After about 20 minutes, the sago will start to dissolve.

When the sago is no longer white but transparent and mostly dissolved, add the White Sugar and Golden Syrup.

Remove from heat, stir in well and pour into a serving dish to set.
Best served with vanilla ice cream or thick yoghurt.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had tapioca desserts in years. I will have to dig out some of my mom's recipes.


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