Wednesday, May 13, 2009

South African Milk Tart (Melktert)

Dear Disciples, sorry for the long silence. The Saint has been resting, recharging batteries and now is back for new adventures. Many followers have been requesting to post South African recipes. This is the beginning for the South African Cuisine Journeys with one of my favorite recipes, my mom u
sed to make this when we were kids and I love it. Making it this morning, brought back so many memories from my homeland......

Ingredients for the base

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 egg beaten
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup caster sugar

Ingredients for the filling

1 1/2 eggs beaten
1 1/4 tbsp flour
1 1/4 tbsp corn flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter
4 1/2 tbsp sugar

Method for Base

Beat together butter and sugar. Add eggs and then all the dry ingredients. You now have a crumbly mix that you press into a pie dish (see picture in oven).
Bake at 170 degress Celsius for 15 minutes.

Method for filling

Boil Milk. In a different pot beat egg and sugar. Add flour and corn flour, then milk and let it cook until it thickens. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. Pour into baked shell and sprinkle over nutmeg and/or cinnamon. Refrigerate.

1 comment:

london follower said...

this one sounds yum! will try it out and let you know on the outcome!