Ingredients: to serve four
1 pint / 550 ml milk
3 oz / 75g sugar
salt to taste
4 oz / 100g pearl sago or tapioca
1 drop vanilla essence
2 oz / 50g butter
1 oz / 25g butter
Bring the milk to the boil and stir in the sugar and sago or tapioca together with the salt, vanilla and 2 oz of butter.
When well mixed cook in a preheated oven
gas mark 2 300°F 150°C
for 25 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Separate the eggs yolk and white.
Beat the egg yolks into the cooked sago or tapioca together with the remaining 1 oz of butter.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold these into the mixture.
Place in an ovenproof bowl.
gas mark 4 350°F 180°C
Stand the bowl in a tray of water in the oven. The water should come half way up the bowl.
Bake for 1 ½ hours or until just set.