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Melkkos & Grilled Honey Peaches

Nothing softens a South African heart faster than a bowl of sweet melkkos. And we’ve given this traditional Afrikaans dish a gourmet fruity twist.


  • 1 L (4 C) milk
  • 2 – 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 250 ml + 45 ml (1 C+ 3 T) cake flour
  • 2.5 ml  salt
  • 15 ml (1 T) butter
  • cinnamon sugar
  • 125 ml sugar
  • 30 ml (2 T) ground cinnamon
  • Rhodes Quality Peach Halves



  1. Bring the milk and cinnamon sticks to the boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Remove the cinnamon sticks.
  3. Sift together 250 ml (1 cup) self-raising flour and salt.
  4. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the crumbs to the warm milk and cook, stirring continuously for over low heat for 10 minutes or until the Melkkos is thick and creamy.
  6. Lay the Rhodes Quality Peach Halves on a tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Drizzle the honey over the peaches.
  8. Place the tray under a heated grill and grill the peaches until the honey is caramelised.
  9. Sprinkle the Melkkos with the cinnamon sugar and serve with the grilled honey peaches.

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