Saturday, September 8, 2012

Traditional Milk Tart

As part of his SA history, our youngest recently made a traditional milk tart. I thought it would be fun to share the recipe with those who want to learn more about South African culture and traditional dishes.

Milk tart is a tasty dessert with a pastry crust and a creamy milk filling.
 It is delicious warm or cold and there are many different ways of making it. 
Here is the recipe he used, with a slight difference to suite our personal preference.

puff pastry
1 litre milk
1 stick cinnamon
100ml sugar
100ml cake flour
pinch of salt
50ml butter
4 eggs
ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180 C
Roll out puff pastry and line a pie dish, then pre-bake
Remove once done and set aside

Boil milk with cinnamon stick and add butter to milk mixture
In a separate bowl, mix sugar, salt and cake flour
Add the hot milk slowly to this mixture, stirring well to prevent lumps
Add beaten eggs 
(our recipe suggests separating the eggs, adding yolks and folding in stiffly beaten whites 
but we prefer to add the whole eggs)
Return to low heat, allow mixture to thicken while stirring
We add a good dose of cinnamon to the mixture
Pour into pre baked crust

Bake at 180C for about 20 minutes until set and golden.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with more cinnamon if you like and enjoy warm or cold.

He loved being able to prepare a tasty dessert for his family.

Culture Swapper


  1. My husband is from South Africa, and I have learnt a lot of recipes from there.
    We love milk tart.
    I have another recipe that I use at my blog:

  2. Thanks for visiting Stacey, will be sure to try your recipes too!

  3. Mmm, this looks great! I know hardly anything about SA cooking, so this will be fun to try! Thanks for linking up to the Culture Swapper!

  4. Just featured you on our blog! Hope you link up again this month!


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