SOUTH AFRICAN MELKTERT (MILKTART)
This is a wonderfully thick and flavourful milk custard set in a crust. A traditional tart which is loved by young and old alike. Children especially love the filling as a dessert.
Provided by Bokenpop aka Mad
Yield 2 pies
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Heat 3 cups of milk to boiling point.
- Mix remaining milk, flour, sugar, extracts, salt and egg yolks together and add to hot milk.
- Cook until very thick and remove from stove.
- Whisk egg whites to stiff peak stage and add to milk mixture after it has been off the stove for 5 minutes.
- Stir in margarine and pour mixture into ready-made pie shells.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Refrigerate to cool and set.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 2424.4, Fat 94.9, SaturatedFat 28.4, Cholesterol 495.4, Sodium 1904.8, Carbohydrate 349.9, Fiber 6.3, Sugar 193.2, Protein 46.8
- 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
SOUTH AFRICAN MELKTERT (MILK TART)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with vegetable oil cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy. Sift in the cake flour, baking powder and salt, and stir until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and milk. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks using an electric mixer. Fold into the batter. Pour into the prepared pie plate, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.
- Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set when you gently jiggle the pie. Serve hot or cold.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 294.3 calories, Carbohydrate 46.8 g, Cholesterol 98 mg, Fat 8.5 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 7.9 g, SaturatedFat 4.9 g, Sodium 238.5 mg, Sugar 30.9 g
This is the real old fashioned traditional South African Melktert, quite delicious, and rightly one of our favourite treats. There are many of these recipes on the web, adjusted in various ways, and with many ingredients added which were not available when this recipe was first created. These can make the finished tart something quite different from the original. There are also many recipes available that do not contain cinnamon, which may be a personal preference, but is definitely NOT traditional! It is very important to keep the pastry short, and to pre-bake it, so that the creamy filling does not make it soggy. I use honey in my filling, because it is more nutritious than sugar, and healthier, (and I think the settlers may well have used it, not sugar) but if you hate honey, you could substitute 80 - 100g sugar, to taste.
Provided by ZAR-INA
Yield 1 tart, 8 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 12
- First bake the pastry base, and allow it to cool. If the base is filled before it is cool, it will go soggy.
- PASTRY BASE.
- Mix the butter and sugar vigorously until it is light in colour. It does not have to be smooth, the grainy texture of the sugar helps the crust to be more like biscuit than cake.
- Add the egg and beat well.
- Add the flour and beat until well blended and smooth.
- Press into a spring-form cake tin or loose-bottom tin, making sure that the pastry comes at least 4cms (1 1/2 inches) up the side of the tin.
- Bake at 180degC for 25mins. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Put the milk, cinnamon stick, vanilla pod and butter into a saucepan and scald. (bring almost to the boil before removing from the heat.) Turn off the heat and allow the saucepan to remain on the hot stove plate for the cinnamon and vanilla flavours to steep.
- Meanwhile, put the honey (or sugar) and eggs into a bowl and whisk vigorously, adding small amounts of the flours until you have a smooth and well-blended consistency.
- Strain the hot milk, and pour onto the sugar and egg mixture while beating until all the ingredients are well blended.
- Return to the saucepan, and simmer over a low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or wire whisk until the mixture is thick and creamy, taking care that it does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared and cooled pastry case, (which should still be in the tin), sprinkle lightly with ground cinnamon, and refrigerate until cold and set.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 357.6, Fat 16.6, SaturatedFat 9.6, Cholesterol 118.7, Sodium 146.9, Carbohydrate 45.8, Fiber 0.5, Sugar 23.7, Protein 7.1
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How do you make Melktert?Melktert is Afrikaans for milk tart, and is a dessert which has a sweet pastry crust and a creamy custard filling made from eggs, flour, milk and sugar. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg. Add dry ingredients and mix well to form a smooth dough. Press into greased pie plate.
What is Melktert (South African milk tart)?Traditional South African Milk Tart (Melktert) recipe that requires no banking as it is a fridge tart. Press it into a greased pie dish at the bottom and on to the sides then refrigerate for a few hours before you make your Milk Tart mix
What is South African melktert?South African melktert is an extremely popular dessert. It is a milk tart that is not too sweet, creamy and delicious, it would make a lovely dessert for any occasion. It is also surprisingly easy to make and kids love it too! Having a tart pan makes it super easy to make and serve, this is the one I like to use.
How do you make a traditional South African tart?It is a traditional South African tart that is very easy to prepare. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with vegetable oil cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth.