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Classic Milk Tart

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You need to try out this Classic Milk Tart, even though Milk Tart originated among settlers at the Dutch Cape Colony in the 17th century


Melktert is a South African dessert originally created by the Melktert ( Afrikaans for milk tart) is a South African dessert originally created by the Dutch settlers in the “Cape” (South Africa) consisting of a sweet pastry crust containing a custard filling made from milk, flour, sugar, and eggs. The ratio of milk to eggs is higher than in a traditional Portuguese custard tart or Chinese egg tart, resulting in a lighter texture and a stronger milk flavor.

Crust Ingredients

  • 100ml butter
  • 100ml sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 200ml sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the custard filling:

  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 3ml vanilla essence
  • 3 cups milk
  • 25g sifted cake flour
  • 25g cornflour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100g sugar
  • 25g butter
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 190C
  2. Blitz all ingredients in a food processor or electric beater together to form a dough.
  3. Press into lightly 24cm dish.
  4. Chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.
  5. Heat the milk in a medium saucepan (do not boil) beat the yolks and sugar until creamy and light then add the flour and salt mixture will be quite thick add some warm milk to the egg mixture and then return all of it to the saucepan, bring to boil and whisk constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla.
  6. Whisk the egg whites in another clean bowl until soft peaks and fold into the custard. Pour into the chilled pastry case and sprinkle cinnamon.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy !!!!

Posted, tried, and tested by All joy’s lovely cooking

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