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Melktert - Milk Tart

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    Posted: 01 June 2012 at 04:08

For Christmas J's mom gave me the most thoughtful and beautiful gift. A note book in which she stuck in some of the families traditional recipes. From brown pudding to koeksisters and of course J's great gran's Melktert. The story is that this Milktart is so good, it was eaten in parliment.

That is why I am not giving you the recipe. I will put here a recipe for a milktart, just not THAT milktart...sorry but some secrets stay in the family :)

What you will need -
For the crust: 


2 cups Flour
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
125 g butter
pinch of salt

For the filling:


4 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
big spoon of butter
What to do - 
For the crust:
1. Cream butter and sugar well together and add eggs, beat well.
2. Add all ingredients, making a stiff dough. 
3. Press into two or one round cake tins/pie dish and bake in moderate oven untill light brown. (180 deg)

For the filling:
1. Let milk boil
2. Beat eggs well and add sugar, flour, cornflour and salt.
3. Mix well
4. Pour boiling milk on this mixture and stir well.
5. Return to stove and stir well until mixture thickens.
6. Add butter and vanilla essence and now pour into cooked shell.

To decorate – sprinkle with cinnamon


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote africanmeat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2012 at 04:18
yummy . it is great after a good meal 
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Nice recipe, Hila. I'm very intrigued when you wrote; "...For Christmas J's mom gave me the most thoughtful and beautiful gift. A note book in which she stuck in some of the families traditional recipes. From brown pudding to koeksisters and of course J's great gran's Melktert...."
Is there any link to the earlier dutch immigrants cooking? I would certainly love to hear more if there is!
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I think I could eat the whole thingSmile
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incredible, hila - thank you for posting such delicious family tradition!Clap
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One of my guilty pleasures is buying a delicious Melktert from Safari Meats, a delightful South African Meat Market and deli close to me.

Now  I need to find some good recipes for Bunny chows and Vetkoek
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