Milk Tart (South African Specialty)


This is a great alternative to a custard tart, introduced to me by my South African partner. I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and my partner tells me its quite authentic. Its quite easy and very tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2.5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 egg and beat until mixture is smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture just until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Press mixture into bottom and sides of two 9-inch pie pans. (I usually have a lot leftover, but I use a little more than half so never want to simply halve the mixture).
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then remove from burner.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add beaten eggs to sugar mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk mixture into milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 5 minutes. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill before serving.
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