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South African Melktert (Milk Tart)

South African Melktert (Milk Tart)

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
TWAKMUIS

TWAKMUIS

My 'ouma' South African grandmother's legendary milk tart. It is lip-smacking. The recipe is a real winner. It is a traditional South African tart that is very easy to prepare.

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  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy. Sift in the cake flour, baking powder and salt, and stir until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and milk. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks using an electric mixer. Fold into the batter. Pour into the prepared pie plate, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set when you gently jiggle the pie. Serve hot or cold.
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Corne'
208

Corne'

5/12/2009

I have not made this- very silly question: As it is, does that mean it inlcudes the crust or-

Trix from Hermanus
173

Trix from Hermanus

3/7/2007

Pre-bake the crust for about 10-12 minutes. Try to make the filling as follows: 1. Bring half the milk and butter to the boil 2. Cream the sugar, egg yolks maizena (half flour & half maizena), salt and vanilla with the rest of the milk. Ommit the baking powder. 3 Add some of the hot milk to the creamed mixture, then put it back into the pot and heat gently until it thickens 4. Do NOT boil 5. Fold in the egg whites and pour the filling into the pie crust. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top and.... 6. Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 180C oven. It is much easier to make it this way.

Denise Thompson
109

Denise Thompson

5/11/2007

Very good! It is hard the first time you make it as you will be confused about mixing the milk with the dough, and it will have lumps that sink to the bottom no matter how long you beat it. the lumps form the bottom crust and the whipped egg whites form the top crust. This reminds me of a recipe called "Impossible Pie". Very tasty and a great way to use up milk. (got 3 milk cows)

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