MILK TART WITH A BAKED CRUST
Subject to personal taste, this is in my opinion the original South African Milk tart. (Melktert) Baked crust and a filling that does not require baking.
Provided by Fatman
Yield 6-8 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 14
- Crust - Step 1 - Measure the flour, baking powder and salt in a jug and whisk until combined. Cream butter and sugar together with a beater attachment until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the egg and beat until thoroughly incorporated. By hand add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Crust - Step 2 - Press the dough into a 25cm/10inch tart plate with a removable base. Make sure that it isn't too thick and dock with a fork. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 200C/400F and when ready bake the base for 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. You don't need to weight this down if you freeze the pastry. The pastry can be baked 1-2 days in advance and covered well and placed in an airtight container or box.
- Heat the milk with the cinnamon stick to just under boiling point.
- Lightly beat the eggs with the sugar, and then add the corn flour and flour.
- Pour the hot milk into this mixture, stirring rapidly.
- Return the mixture to the heat and cook, stirring until the mixture becomes thick.
- Keep stirring while it is cooking to prevent it from catching on the bottom of the pot and getting lumpy.
- Take the mixture off the heat and add the vanilla essence and butter.
- Stir well until the butter is melted.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tart crust.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 egg and beat until mixture is smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture just until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Press mixture into bottom and sides of two 9-inch pie pans.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
- In a large saucepan, combine milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then remove from burner.
- In a separate bowl, mix together 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add beaten eggs to sugar mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk mixture into milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 5 minutes. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill before serving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 241 calories, Carbohydrate 35.9 g, Cholesterol 56.9 mg, Fat 8.8 g, Fiber 0.5 g, Protein 5 g, SaturatedFat 5.2 g, Sodium 145.5 mg, Sugar 21.7 g
MILK TART WITH BROWN-SUGAR CRUST
- Crust: In a food processor, pulse brown sugar and 1/4 cup flour to combine. Add salt and remaining 1 cup flour; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse just until mixture forms peasize clumps. Add egg yolk and ice water and pulse just until mixture starts to come together. Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and bring together in plastic to form a disk. Wrap and refrigerate until firm but still pliable, about 30 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 13-inch round. Press into bottom and up sides of a 10-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Trim edges flush with rim. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line dough with parchment; fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake 25 minutes, then remove parchment with beans. Bake until crust is golden and set throughout, about 10 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
- Filling: In a medium saucepan, heat milk and cream with vanilla pod and seeds until almost boiling. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together egg and granulated sugar until combined and thick, then whisk in flour, cornstarch, and salt. Reduce heat to medium, then slowly whisk egg mixture into cream mixture. Continue whisking until bubbles appear in center of pan, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted. Pass through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Pour filling into cooled crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon and refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to overnight. Cut into wedges to serve.
BROWN SUGAR PIE I
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- In a saucepan, combine flour and sugar. Stir in milk, butter, salt and vanilla. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into an unbaked pie shell.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for 25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 346.1 calories, Carbohydrate 63.2 g, Cholesterol 29 mg, Fat 9.4 g, Fiber 0.2 g, Protein 3.9 g, SaturatedFat 5.8 g, Sodium 251.9 mg, Sugar 58.2 g
SOUTH AFRICAN MILK TART (MELKTERT)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- For the crust, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or knife until the flour resembles a coarse cornmeal.
- Stir in the sour cream to form a soft dough.
- Dust the dough with flour and form it into a ball.
- On a generously floured surface, roll out the dough to fix at 11x13-inch baking sheet or a 14-inch pizza pan. It will be thicker than a usual pie crust.
- Carefully lift the dough and lay it out flat on the unoiled pan. Crimp the edges by pinching them to form a rim. Pierce the dough with a fork in several places.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until crisp and golden.
- Meanwhile, make the custard by heating the milk to boiling.
- Combine the sugar, flour, eggs, and salt in a blender.
- When the milk begins o foam, pur it slowly into the whirling blender.
- Pour the custard back into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes, until thickened.
- Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Set aside.
- When the crust has baked, spread the custard filling evenly over it.
- Generously sprinkle the top with cinnamon and brown sugar. Return the tart to the oven for about 15 minutes, until the brown sugar melts and the top of the custard is firm.
- Serve the milk tart warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 407.8, Fat 23.2, SaturatedFat 13.8, Cholesterol 142.9, Sodium 329.9, Carbohydrate 42.6, Fiber 1, Sugar 17.5, Protein 7.7
MILK BAR PIE
Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop. Get this iconic recipe from Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi.
Provided by Christina Tosi
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings
Number Of Ingredients 21
- For oat cookie crust:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 13 x 9 x 2-inch metal baking pan with parchment paper; coat with nonstick spray. Combine 6 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat mixture until light and fluffy, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl, about 2 minutes. Add egg; beat until pale and fluffy. Add oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and beat until well blended, about 1 minute. Turn oat mixture out onto prepared baking pan; press out evenly to edges of pan. Bake until light golden on top, 17 to 18 minutes. Transfer baking pan to rack and cool cookie completely.
- Using hands, crumble oat cookie into large bowl; add 3 tablespoons butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar. Rub in with fingertips until mixture is moist enough to stick together. Transfer cookie crust mixture to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Using fingers, press mixture evenly onto bottom and up sides of pie dish. Place pie dish with crust on rimmed baking sheet.
- For filling:
- Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Whisk both sugars, milk powder, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add melted butter and whisk until blended. Add cream, then egg yolks and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake pie 30 minutes (filling may begin to bubble). Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Continue to bake pie until filling is brown in spots and set around edges but center still moves slightly when pie dish is gently shaken, about 20 minutes longer. Cool pie 2 hours in pie dish on rack. Chill uncovered overnight. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; keep chilled.
- Sift powdered sugar lightly over top of pie. Cut pie into wedges and serve cold.
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Top Asked Questions
How do you make a milk tart?I make this into mini tarts using muffin tin and get 24 medium tartlets. As for the ground cinnamon I added 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar to it before sprinkle it and within 1/2 an hour 12 pieces is gone without being chilled! Read More A South Africa native brought a Milk Tart to a potluck I attended several years ago.
What is a brown sugar tart made of?The tart consists of a buttery crust, a molten brown sugar bottom, and a custard top that all blend together in each bite to form a perfect combination of rich, creamy, indulgent flavors and textures. The Brown Sugar Tart is a flavor explosion of flaky crust, molten brown sugar bottom, and perfectly golden custard topping!
How do you bake a cake with brown sugar and custard?Sprinkle the remaining 6 Tablespoons of dark brown sugar over the warm crust and gently press into an even layer. Slowly pour the custard over the dark brown sugar. Bake on your oven’s middle rack until the edges are set but the center jiggles a bit, about 25 minutes.
How to make a pie crust in the oven?In a pot off the heat, whisk together the brown sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the cream and maple syrup and mix well. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and let cool. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a 9-inch (23 cm) pie dish with one of the pie crusts.