If you are South African and come out of an Afrikaans household, the smell of freshly made milk tart would probably put you in a state of nostalgia. Nothing smells as inviting as a warm milk tart, the cinnamon and almon. Mmmmmm. Our family milk tart recipe is one of my my great grandmother’s creations and has been passed down and now has a permanent home in my recipe collection. I’ve sampled many milk tarts in my 30+ years, some has come really close but none taste like this. Let’s get right into this milk tart recipe’!
Milk Tart Recipe / Melktert Resep
The best milk tart recipe ever!
For the crust (makes 2)
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 2 tbsp Castor Sugar
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1 pinch Salt
- 2 cups Cake Flour Sifted
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Egg Beaten
For the filling (makes enough for 1 crust)
- 2 cups Milk
- 1/2 tsp Almond Essence
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Cake Flour
- 1 tbsp Corn Flour
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 Eggs Seperated
Make the crust
- Cream the butter and sugar
- Add the oil and mix well
- Add the flour and egg bits at a time.
- Press into pie dishes, poke with a fork and bake at 180°C until golden brown.
Make the filling
- Heat the almond essence, milk and butter together in a pot on medium heat.
- Meanwhile, combine the corn flour, all purpose flour and sugar with the egg yolks and a little bit of extra milk until it forms a smooth paste
- As soon as the milk starts to boil add the flour and egg mixture into the milk and whisk it. It will thicken and reach maximum thickness when it bubbles. Remove it from the heat.
- Whisk the egg whites until fluffy soft peaks form, fold into the rest of the filling.
- Scoop filling into pre-made crust.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar!
Enjoy your homemade goodness! “Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible” – Dorothy Draper