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:

  1. 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.

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  2. Very nice and professionally baked,loved it.

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

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

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

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

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  7. wow..sounds just divine...

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  8. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பப்ர்...

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  9. Lovely..perfect for Champa's event..

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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

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

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  13. Really yummy and simply elegant milk tart!

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

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  15. Priya,

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

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

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  17. tart looks delicious Priya...yum!

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

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

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  20. Melktart looks very spongy and delicious.Tempting tart.

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

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  22. Looks so delicious priya, very creamy and soft. Yumm

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

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

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

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

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  27. perfectly done priya..really delicious one

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

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  29. 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...

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

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  31. Super melktert. Unga family nalla enjoy panrankapa.

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

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  33. Very nice piece of tart..delicious

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

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  35. 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!

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