Quick and easy Melkkos recipe you must try

Melkkos (milk food) is one of those South African heritage dishes that conjures up memories of family dinners ‘round the kitchen table and the sweetness of childhood.

If you’re looking for a food that reminds you of how African you are, then, Melkkos is the right choice.

The recipe for the traditionally Afrikaans creamy, milky, cinnamonny concoction is often passed down from a long line of grandparents and parents.

For you to enjoy the benefits, make sure you know how to make the delicacy perfectly. It is simple and easy if you stick to the following:


  • 15 ml butter
  • 300 ml cake flour
  • 2 liters milk
  • 5 ml salt
  • cinnamon sugar


Start by sifting the flour with salt together, then rub the butter in with the flour just as you do when making a cake. Make use of your fingers. Cook the milk and make sure you bring it to boiling. Let it boil on the stove then add your butter and flour mixture (the one you had prepared earlier), making sure that you do it in bits, a little at a time. Reduce the heat and allow it to boil for 5 minutes or thereabout. Keep stirring the mixture as often as you can. You should then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the cooked melkkos. Eat it when it is still warm.

Now that you know how to prepare the delicious Melkkos, you shouldn’t hesitate to try it anytime you crave for it. You can always serve this smooth food with a cinnamon sprinkle or some butter on top of it.

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