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....
i am a South African expat living in the USA. feeling homesick and desperately craving melktert, i found this recipe. it turned out perfectly - it doesn't get better than this!
What a lovely easy way to use up milk. The crust was super easy and the filling went together like a charm. My husband can't tolerate wheat flour, so I made the whole on fine Spelt flour (including the cornflour portion) and it set beautifully. Served it with nutmeg on top.
Next time I will use less sugar (maybe 3/4 of a cup rather), and ended up adding about 1/2 teaspoon more maizena. Lovely.
I am not a baker and my children asked me to make milk tart for a school - share your culture - evening so I decided to test this recipe out before I made a fool of myself. Needless to say we have eaten 2 milktarts and made another 2 for School. This is a great and simple recipe. Thank you.
My children visited South Africa last year and loved milk tart. I made this and they said it was as good as the ones they had in East London. I did sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar and bake it for a further 15 minutes, after filling the crust. Delicious. Thanks Julie for a real taste of home.
I've been making milk tarts for many years, and I've found that by separating the eggs, beating the whites until fluffy, and folding them into the milk mixture at the end makes the tart a lot lighter. (Just remember to mention to your pregnant guests that the tart contains uncooked eggwhites)