Another Proudly South African dish.


You'll need:

  • 250ml  Self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp  Butter
  • 250ml  Water
  • 1 litre  Milk (250ml milk per person)
  • 3  Eggs
  • 2  Cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of salt
  • Method:

    1. Rub the butter into the flour.

  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat and egg and salt together.
  • Then mix the flour and butter mixture and the egg and salt mixture together as well.
  • Add just enough water to form a dough.
  • Knead the dough until it gets and elastic texture.
  • Sprinkle flour on a smooth surface and roll out the dough until approximately 5mm thick.
  • Sprinkle a layer of flour on the surface of the dough and roll it tightly into a shape similar to a swiss roll.
  • Cut the dough into thin wheels, ready to be cooked.
  • Bring the milk and the cinnamon to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Lightly beat the two remaining eggs and add to the boiling mixture little by little until you have a lukewarm mixture of milk and egg.
  • Stir the mixture well.
  • Add the dough wheels and stir lightly, being careful not to break them.
  • Cook for about 20-25 minute.
  • Serve with sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • TIP:

    Melkkos burns very easily- stir it every now and again to prevent this from happening.

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