There is nothing like a proper homemade South African milktart (or melktert in Afrikaans, and sometimes spelt as two words – milk tart or melk tert). Either way, it’s quick and easy for tea or dessert!
And it’s so South African it has its own National Day – 27th February!
Author: Fazila Olla-Logday
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: South African
- 80gr butter - not margarine please!
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour,sifted
- 1 teas baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1litre milk
- 60gr butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs (separated)
- ⅓ cup cake flour
- ⅓ cup cornflour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Fine Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
- Cream the butter and sugar together and beat in the egg.
- Add the flour and salt and blitz until it all clumps together to form a dough.
- Press the mixture into a greased pie dish and chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.
- Bring the milk to the boil.
- Cream the sugar, egg yolks, flour, cornflour and vanilla extract.
- Add some of the hot milk to the creamed mixture, then pour it back into the pot and heat gently until it thickens. Do not boil.
- Add the butter.
- Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form and fold into the custard.
- Pour into the chilled pastry case and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake for +- 30-35 minutes
You could also try our Coconut Milk Tart recipe.