Pear and vanilla sago

So many people think of sago pudding and go “YUK!”. Clearly they haven’t eaten mine before. My kids just adore it, even bubs. They are amazed at the little clear balls that have little white dots in them and I reckon they could eat the stuff every day. Bubs had some for lunch today and he couldn’t get it into him quick enough. He was smacking his lips and demanding I feed him quicker…and then the bowl ran dry. The look on his face was priceless. I guess that means I’ll have to cook it for him more often but that’s ok because I really enjoy it too….a big call from someone who hates pear!

2 1/2 cups of pear juice

1 tsp of vanilla (I use the vanilla paste)

3/4 cup of sago (tapioca)

tiny pinch of salt

good pinch of citric acid (a little less than 1/4 teaspoon)

Bring the juice and vanilla to the boil in a saucepan then stir in the sago, salt and citric acid. Return to the boil then reduce heat and simmer, stirring regularly to stop sticking, for about 30 minutes.As it cools, it thickens and sets like jelly. To make it more interesting, you could pour it into a mould and allow it to cool fully and serve as a jelly. Ooh, now there’s an idea for the kids’ birthday parties that are fast approaching!



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