Milk Tart A Truly South Africa Recipe

Inspired by Cook with 7de Laan I decided to make this week’s challenge a sweet attempt at something traditional. I have not had melktert (milk tart) for ages due to the sugar but I will make this recipe again. I would however give it a go with a sweet shortcrust pastry if I make it in summer as puff pastry and my warm house do not work well together.

Milk Tart
milk tart

Milk Tart

Author: adapted from Cook with 7de Laan and avacodo magazine january/february 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 roll puff pastry
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 500 mls milk
  • 75 mls sugar - I used fructose
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 75 mls cake flour
  • 15 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ground cinnamon for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • line a muffin tin with the puff pastry and prick holes in the bottom of the pastry shells
  • leave to rest for 10 minutes in the fridge before baking blind for 10 minutes
  • put the tin back into the fridge while you get everything else ready
  • heat the milk on the stove with the cinnamon
  • mix the sugar, salt and flour
  • just before it reaches boiling point remove the cinnamon quill
  • slowly add enough of the milk to the dry ingredients to moisten it - mix all the time and make sure there are no lumps
  • pour the flour mixture into the rest of the milk and simmer over a gentle heat until the mixture is thick, stirring occasionally
  • remove from the heat and stir in the butter
  • allow to cool
  • preheat the oven to 140? Celsius
  • separate the eggs
  • mix the egg yolks into the milk mixture
  • whisk the egg whites until they are stiff
  • fold into the milk mixture
  • ladle the milk mixture into the pastry
  • sprinkle with cinnamon
  • bake for one hour
  • the milk tart will soufflé and you will have the most divine soft tart

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p.s. the gooseberries were picked for me by Taylor – thank you sweetie so much. They are now going to be planted in my garden

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5 thoughts on “Milk Tart A Truly South Africa Recipe

  1. These look divine Tandy. I must try them even ‘tho I prefer savoury
    bakes to sweet ones. Have a lovely weekend and I wish you every joy with your new car.

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