Tapioca or sago is very popular in Asian countries as well as in other countries. Tapioca can be cooked in many ways. Baked sago or tapioca taste much better and you will not believe that its made of sago when you start eating.

Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava  (Manioc) root. It is gluten free and so its becoming more popular. To get tapioca powder they squeeze the liquid out and make it to a powder. Its available as tapioca flour good for baking too. Its used as thickener for soups as it has a neutral flavour.

When you do this make sure to soak the pearls before 1 hour at least. If you are using the very large pearls needs over night soaking. instead  using liquor in this recipe you can totally omit it or can use a kind of fruit juice instead.  Try doing this in different ways adding fresh fruits instead of dry or instead of milk add coconut milk. When I was doing the video I have done wrong with the number of eggs. It is 2 egg yolks and 3 eggs. I mistakenly added the yolk in to it. So sorry. Things happen hah ha….

I made this and I hd one after the video. Its so good. I wanted a second one next day. Nothing was there when I came home after wrk. All gone. This a simple dessert that you can make to please a crowd. Its so cheap to make too. The advantage is you can do it the day before and serve cold too.

 

Ingredients

  • 700 ml Milk
  • 70g Raisins
  • 70 ml Rum/ Brandy or Apple juice
  • 140g Tapioca pearls
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 200g Sugar
  • 100g Custard powder
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 50g Butter

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180c .
  • Soak Tapioca /sago pearls one hour before making.
  • Drain well.
  • Boil Milk in a pot.
  • Add Tapioca peals in to it and stir it until it plumps up.
  • Meanwhile add egg yolks and eggs in to a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  • Add custard powder and vanilla in to it and whisk well about 2 minutes.
  • Add rum and raisins in to the cooked tapioca (make sure to leave half of the raisins for decoration) and stir well.
  • After add the prepared egg mix in to the cooked tapioca or sago mix and stir well.
  • Cook it again while stirring.
  • When it starts thickening take out and pour in to prepared individual moulds or a tray.
  • Put the moulds in a water bath and bake about 20-30 min.
  • Serve hot or leave in fridge to serve cold.
  • Pouring cream or ice cream goes well with this dessert.
Posted by:The Culinary Corner

Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called " Mary" who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management. My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel "The Culinary Corner" I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self. As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.

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