Bacon Melkkos with Rooibos Poached Pears

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  • Melkkos
  • 200g Eskort Minced Bacon
  • 500ml (2 cups) cake flour
  • 250ml (1 cup) butter
  • 5ml (1 tsp) salt
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
  • 1L (4 cups) milk
  • 250ml (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 45ml (3 tbs) cinnamon
  • Poached Pears
  • 2 pears, peeled and cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 2 rooibos tea bags
  • 500ml (2 cups) water
  • 500ml (2 cups) castor sugar
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) fresh rosemary
  • Allergens:
  • This recipe contains dairy (lactose) and wheat (gluten).
  • Substitutions:
  • Cake Flour (gluten): Use gluten-free all purpose flour.
  • Milk (lactose): Use coconut milk or rice milk.
  • Butter (lactose): Use clarified butter (ghee) or coconut oil.


  • Melkkos
  • Fry bacon over a moderate heat until the fat is rendered.
  • Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl, and rub butter in to form a crumbly dough.
  • Add the bacon and mix well.
  • Heat the milk and vanilla in a pot over a high heat until it starts to steam.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir well, making sure to incorporate it completely.
  • Reduce the temperature, and cook for ten minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Poached Pears
  • Boil the water, sugar, rooibos tea bags, rosemary and pears together in a pot..
  • Allow to cook for five minutes.


Ladle into soup bowls, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve topped with poached pears.