Milk Tart

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Norahs Girl

This is a very popular South african Teatime treat/Dessert a plus in its favour is it can be made in advance.The traditional version is made with a Puff Pastry base but I find a short crust type base makes it much easier to cut and handle.The filling can also be put into Custard cups and served as a milk pudding.

Top Review by fionaeiber

As a Saffer living in London and my daughter's birthday tomorrow, melktert was the only option for a traditional treat. What a great recipe this is. Maklik....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the margarine and sugar together and beat in the egg.
  2. Add the flour and salt and knead until a soft dough is formed.
  3. Press the mixture into a greased circular pie dish and bake at 350°F/180°C for 15 minutes.
  4. Bring the milk and margarine to the boil.
  5. Cream the sugar, eggs, maizena, flour and vanilla essence.
  6. Add some of the hot milk to the creamed mixture, then pour it back into the pot and heat gently until it thickens.
  8. Pour the filling into the pie crust and cool.
  9. Refrigerate until required and sprinkle with cinnamon to serve.

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