Go Back

Vanilla Penda


  • 60g butter
  • 3/4 cup milk powder
  • 200ml condensed milk
  • 1-2 thick Ndali Fairtrade Vanilla Pod
To make them - roughly 12
  1. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan.
  2. Add the condensed milk and milk powder and stir continuously til you get a thick paste.  You must keep the heat very low to avoid sticking and burning.  It will be a dough like consistency when ready.
  3. Leave to cool on a plate until it’s comfortable to touch.
  4. Flatten out the doughy mixture slightly.
  5. Scrap out the seeds of the Ndali Fairtrade Vanilla Pod and smooth them onto the mixture and gently knead in so they are evenly distributed. At this point you could also add a food colour gel for different colours.
  6. Portion the mixture into 12 equal balls.
  7. Roll each ball in the palm of your hand til it’s smooth.  It helps to lightly oil your hands to prevent sticking.
  8. Flatten and then roll over the ridges of a gnocchi maker to get the pattern on the sides.
You can decorate these with a little edible gold glitter on the top or a flaked almond but I think they are rather pretty as they are.