Melktert

Melktert/Milk tart 

Melktert (milk tart) is a traditional South African sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs that is very easy to prepare and very popular. Best home made but is available at any bazaar cake table, home industry or supermarket.

The ratio of milk to egg is higher than in a traditional European custard tart or Chinese egg tart, resulting in a lighter texture and a stronger milk flavour. Some recipes require the custard to be baked in the crust, and others call for the custard to be prepared in advance, and then placed in the crust before serving. Cinnamon is often sprinkled over its surface.

Recipes

Category: South African Cuisine

Subcategory: Traditional