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Milk Tart: A Classic Afrikaans Dessert

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Milk tart or melktert is a classic Afrikaans dessert that has grown to be a firm favourite with all South Africans. The local flea market or school sports’ day wouldn’t be the same without a serving of milk tart.

Prep time: 20 mins                                                    Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

Pastry

2 cups of flour

1 large egg

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

125 g SUNSHINE D ORIGINAL MARGARINE

Pinch of salt

Filling

1 Tsp SUNSHINE D ORIGINAL MARGARINE

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 Tsp flour

3 large eggs

Pinch of salt

1/2 cups milk

1/2 Tsp cornflour

1 cup sugar

Cinnamon for dusting

Method

Pastry

·       Preheat the oven to 180oC. Cream the SUNSHINE D ORIGINAL MARGARINE and sugar. Beat in the egg. Mix in the baking powder, flour and salt. Mix until it is a stiff dough. Press into a pie dish and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Filling

·       Bring the milk to boil on a medium-low heat. Beat the eggs, sugar, flour, cornflour and salt. Add to the milk mixture and stir continuously until it thickens. Stir in the SUNSHINE D ORIGINAL MARGARINE and vanilla essence.

·       Pour into the pie shell and allow to cool in the fridge. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Recipe Facts

Once you know how to make it, you’ll be set for life! This is a traditional milk tart recipe with a short-crust pastry.   However, if you’re pressed for time, you could use a ready-made pastry.

Don’t forget to sprinkle with loads of cinnamon.

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