Melktert is a traditional tart of South Africa eventhough they have their origin from the Dutch which is quite easy and delicious tart to enjoy anytime, this milk tart is a sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made usually with milk, flour, sugar and eggs...The eggs used in this tart give a light texture and a stronger milk flavour to this tart and this recipe goes for a custard prepared already in stove top and then baked in the crust in oven..Some used to springle cinnamom powder while others goes for powdered sugar and cinnamon powder together..This melktert suits prefects for a party menu also a fabulous dessert..We enjoyed having this tart and i prepared them from the scratch eventhough for the crust u can go for storebought pastry sheet...
1/2tsp Baking powder
Whisk the butter and sugar until they turns fluffy, add the flour,baking powder, salt and mix everything with fingers until they turns moist and crumbled like dough..mix in the beaten egg and turn everything as soft dough,close with a kitchen towel and arrange in fridge for an hour..
Sugar and cinnamon powder for topping
Melt the butter in milk over medium heat.. beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla and gradually add the cornflour, whisk everything well..Add slowly the hot milk to the egg mixture, stir continously to avoid eggs from scrambling, mix everything well...Cook this milk-egg mixture in simmer over the stove top until this mixture gets thick..put off the stove and let this mixture get cooled (stir in between)..
Preheat the oven to 350F, roll the dough with rolling pin in a floured surface, line the tart mould with a baking sheet, arrange the rolled dough over the lined sheet and prick the dough with a fork..Now pour the egg mixture into the tart shell, sprinkle the surface with sugar and cinnamon powder and bake for 30minutes in middle rack..