Confectioners Custard Cups

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Confectioners Custard Cups

Milk Tart (also known as Melktert) is a traditional South African dessert. The crust is a soft, cakey crust topped with cinnamon-infused milk custard, and can also be called Confectioners Custard Cups.

Ingredients

500 ml milk
1/2 cup sugar
50g butter
2ml salt
30ml cake flour
30ml maizena – Cornflour
2 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

 

Confectioners Custard Cups with filling

Method

Boil milk, sugar, butter, and salt.
Mix the flour and maizena into a paste with a little water.
Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the flour paste, and beat the whites stiff but not dry
Add the flour paste to the milk and stir till it thickens then remove from heat.
Fold in the whites and leave it to cool, add vanilla essence, and mix.

 

Custard Cups

Dough

250g butter
100g(125ml or 1/2 cup) sugar
2 eggs
2 Tblsp oil
400g(3 cups) cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt

 

Confectioners Custard Dough Cups

 

Method

Cream the butter well
Add the sugar and beat well and then add the oil and continue to mix
Then add the eggs and beat until just mixed
Add the sifted dry ingredients and make a soft biscuits dough
Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes
Roll it out not too thin or thick then cut it out with a big scone cutter and press it into prepared muffin pans and bake it at 180°C
For 10-15 minutes.

Pipe or spoon the custard into the cold cases and sprinkle fine cinnamon over.

 

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