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Easiest One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic

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Easy, quick, delicious, no fuss and bother One Bowl Microwave Milk Tart

Introduction to Milk Tart: A South African Delight.

Milk tart stands as a traditional South African dessert cherished by many for its creamy texture and delectable taste. This recipe reimagines the conventional baking technique by employing a microwave and a single bowl, offering a streamlined process. Through this article, I share a swift and straightforward method to enjoy this beloved sweet treat with minimal fuss.

The main points to remember about this One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic:

  • A Traditional Favorite: Milk tart is a staple South African dessert loved for its creamy delight.
  • Streamlined Process: Utilizing a microwave and one bowl simplifies the traditional baking method.
  • Quick and Easy: This article aims to provide a fast and simple way to prepare milk tart.
Say hello to your new favorite dessert, One Bowl Microwave Milk Tart

The One-Bowl Wonder: Preparing Your One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic

Using one bowl for this milk tart not only cuts down on cleanup but also streamlines the cooking process. I quickly mix the filling ingredients and microwave them, saving time and hassle. This approach offers both simplicity and efficiency, making it a compelling method for anyone to try.

Ingredients List for your One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic

  • 1 sleeve tennis biscuits or alternative digestive biscuits for the base
  • 1 tin condensed milk for the filling’s sweetness
  • 3 tins of milk, using the empty condensed milk tin for measurement
  • 37.5 ml Berry sugar, specifically for baking purposes
  • 75 ml corn starch (Maizena) to thicken the filling
  • 3 extra-large beaten eggs to bind the filling together
  • 12.5 ml unsalted butter, enhancing the richness
  • 5 ml vanilla essence for aromatic flavor
  • Cinnamon, to sprinkle on top

Presenting Your One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic

You’ve just whipped up a divine microwave milk tart, and now it’s showtime. Dust your masterpiece with cinnamon to add a warm, inviting aroma. For a sweeter twist, sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Don’t shy away from personal touches, maybe a dash of cocoa or a handful of fresh berries. Each slice is your canvas, so embrace the opportunity to make it uniquely yours, perfect for any gathering or a cozy night in.

The Sweet Conclusion: Your New Go-To Dessert

You’ve now discovered the magic of crafting a delectable milk tart with minimal effort and maximum flavor. This one-bowl microwave approach transforms a complex baking task into a simple, enjoyable activity that anyone can undertake. Embracing this method not only saves time but also reduces cleanup, making it an appealing option for busy individuals or those seeking kitchen shortcuts. Both novice and experienced bakers will find joy in how straightforward and rewarding this process is, as it invites creativity and personal twists on the classic recipe. I

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Easiest One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Resting Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy


Get ready for a quick and easy dessert fix with our One Bowl Microwave Milk Tart This creamy and delicious South African classic can be yours in just minutes. Perfect for those sweet tooth cravings, or when unexpected guests drop by. Give it a try today and share your experience with us Indulge in the sweetness today.


Units Scale


  • 1 sleeve of tennis biscuits or any other digestive biscuit


  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 3 tins of milk (use the condensed milk tin as measurement)
  • 37.5 ml sugar, I only use Berry sugar for baking (regular sugar will be fine).
  • 75 ml corn starch (Maizena)
  • 3 xl beaten eggs.
  • 12.5 ml butter. I prefer to use unsalted butter and not margarine.
  • 5 ml vanilla essence


  1. Place biscuits on the bottom of your serving dish. I used Tennis biscuits, square shape, it fits perfectly in an oblong dish.
  2. Mix milk and condensed milk in a large microwave bowl, place in the microwave, and cook, say 2–3 minutes.
  3. Mix and blend the mixture of condensed milk to dissolve.
  4. Add sugar and mix through.
  5. Make a paste of the cornstarch and a bit of milk and add to the boiling milk mixture.
  6. Continue to stir and whisk to ensure no lumps are visible.
  7. Microwave at 2-minute increments until you have a thick consistency. This will depend on your microwave and if you made a single or double mixture.  
  8. I doubled the above recipe and made a huge and nice thick one, so it took me 10–15 minutes to get it nice and thick
  9. Remove from microwave, add whisked eggs and vanilla essence, and mix through.
  10. Return to microwave and bring back to boil, say 2-3 minutes
  11. Spoon over the biscuit mixture or if prefer in small tart casings.
  12. If using a regular tart-size plate, you will be able to make 2.
  13. See the image of the dish.
  14. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  15. Place in fridge to set and serve once you can cut it.
  16. Super delicious. I will make this again and in the microwave as you only use ONE bowl.
  17. Super easy


  • Serving Size: 1 block
  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 18.6 g
  • Sodium: 69.3 mg
  • Fat: 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.1 mg
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12 thoughts on “Easiest One-bowl Microwave Milk Tart Magic”

  1. I was introduced to Milk tarts by a South African friend who came to stay for Christmas a couple of years ago – and made her one. It was, however, much more of a palaver to make than this one appears to be!

    • Hi Joanne, Yes there are so many different varieties, baked, no bake, microwave, with and without crust, various crusts and the list can go on and on.
      I usually tend to try and simplify my recipes, for quick and easy treats and I was a tad lazy when I made this one so used biscuits iso crushed with butter and added to the bottom, but I wanted to see how it worked, and I will do it again when in a rush. Hope you will give this one a try.

    • Thank you for popping in here. There as so many variations of Milktart and this is another adaptation that I made as I prefer to make the ‘filling’ in the microwave as its so much easier and I find less inclined to make lumps. Do give this one a try and you can do a fine cookie crumb in stead of using the biscuit as I did. I was lazy and decided to see how it turned out without making a crushed biscuit and butter crumb.

    • Hi Sammie, Berry sugar is simply a smaller-crystal sugar that dissolves more quickly. Sometimes referred to as superfine, ultrafine or bar sugar, it is also known as caster sugar. Regular sugar will also work. I only use Berry Sugar in all my baking as its very finely ground.


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