South African milk tart

South African milk tart


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About this recipe: Also known as Melktart, this South African tart tastes very similar to a custard tart but it's made with more milk than eggs. It looks and tastes lovely with cinnamon sprinkled on top.


Serves: 8 

  • 45g butter, melted
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 150g cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 litre milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 23cm pie dish.
  2. 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 dish, and sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 170 C / Gas 3. Continue to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the centre is set when you gently jiggle the tart. Serve hot or cold.

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Reviews (3)


i have cooked this melktart using a different receipe which was fantastic,this one was grotty. will not bother with this one again - 21 Nov 2013


Really really nice but wait til it goes cold. even better! - 08 Nov 2010


notonyourlife the spelling is milk tart - 24 Apr 2015

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