Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Melktert - South African Milk Tart

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...

Melktert - South African Milk Tart

For Crust:
2cups Flour
1no Egg
1/4cup Sugar
Salt
100grs Butter
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..

For Filling:
750ml Milk
2tsp Butter
2tbsp Cornflour
1tbsp Sugar
1cup Sugar
3nos Eggs
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)..

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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..

Serve chilled!!

51 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

baked beautifully

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, Melktart rombha nalla seithurukeenga paa enakum en hubbby kum rombha pidikum store la vaanguvoem naan ithuvaraikum seitha thillai, neenga seitha melktart rombha perfect ah irukku.

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice and professionally baked,loved it.

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

Looks nice Priya. I haven#t tasted one but these milk tarts look delicious.

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

What an easy dessert..im sure it would taste even better with fruits on top..

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to have this any time of the day. Delish.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks perfectly baked Priya.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Dershana said... Reply To This Comment

i like the creamy look this has. but will have to wait till abhi is big enough to eat this before making it :-)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious ..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

delicious tart looks perfect!!

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

wow..sounds just divine...

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious priya :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious... would love some...

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பப்ர்...

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely..perfect for Champa's event..

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Priya..Absolutely delicious tart dear..Looks soo good..Delish!!cannot resist now...

Love
Kairali sisters

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Tart looks delicious.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy............nice click..

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

NIce entry.. looks yummy..

SpicyTasty said... Reply To This Comment

mouth watering!!sure gonna try..thanks for sharing the recipe..

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Really yummy and simply elegant milk tart!

San said... Reply To This Comment

Cannot take my eyes off from the tart priya, such a tempting tart , looks absolutely delicious and really inviting..

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Melktert looks really yummy. I love to try some time.

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

Tart looks so delicious!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, that simply looks amazing. Love the texture, color everything :)

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

tart looks delicious Priya...yum!

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Milk tart looks so fluffy and creamy, nice pudding:-)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy.Wonderful click too..

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks amazing...would love to try this..looks perfectly baked.

SS said... Reply To This Comment

again a new dish to me

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Melktart looks very spongy and delicious.Tempting tart.

GayathriRaj said... Reply To This Comment

Hey wow priya thats a yummy dish....i wanna grab one piece rgt now and taste it....

Preethi Rajeev said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious priya, very creamy and soft. Yumm

GayathriRaj said... Reply To This Comment

Hey i shared an award with you... Please do collect them priya....

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

Hey, Its time for some tart this weekend..very delicious

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

A perfectly baked milk tart! No crack at all...

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

une merveilleuse tarte qui me titille beaucoup les papilles
j'adore
bonne soirée

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly done priya..really delicious one

Mriganayani said... Reply To This Comment

Looks gorgeous! I would love to have a slice right now!

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

Nice tart. Thanks for the entry.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

looks delcious and yum...can i hv tht slcie...tahnks a ton for ur inspiring and kins and aweet words always dear priya...u boost up my energy...

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy baked goodie!!!....

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so yummy, priya..Thanks for sharing..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Super melktert. Unga family nalla enjoy panrankapa.

Aps said... Reply To This Comment

Loved it!!!! :) :) :)

Aps said... Reply To This Comment

Loved it!!!! :) :) :)

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious Priya!!

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.......that looks beautiful and mouthwatering.

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice piece of tart..delicious

PS said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of this recipe. it looks delicious and sure would have tasted great..

Kitty said... Reply To This Comment

I love melktart, I have a couple of SA friends and have warm memoreies of tea and melktart over cold Candian winters.

So I decided to make one for myself. I halfed the recipe and used 2 smallish eggs. I felt lazy so I used a pre-made pie shell from the grocery store.

You recipe was SO easy and turned out amazing! My husband told me it was so yummy he wanted to make another right away.

I think next time I will pre-bake the pie shell for about 10 minutes as it was a bit mushy on the bottom. Otherwise the texture was just perfect. Thanks so much for the recipe, I am going to invite my South African friend over for tea!