Milk tart

Wow! What a day!  I’ve done four loads of laundry and hung them out, moved furniture, done a toy overhaul and declutter, made breakfast, sorted out my sewing table, half finished sewing my kitchen curtains, vaccumed the house, tidied the entrance way which was disgusting, washed my bed linen, placed a few calls, swept my kitchen floor and made easter cards with DD!

I missed Pi day by a whole day but I did make a pie.  Two of them in fact!

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This is a traditional South African delicacy called Milk Tart and it is gorgeous.  It’s really easy to make and tastes like a little bit of heaven.

Milk Tart

Ingredients – pastry:

2 cups flour
1 egg
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
125g butter
pinch of salt

Method – pastry:

  • Cream butter and sugar well together and add the egg, before beating well.
  • Add all other ingredients – making a stiff dough.
  • Press into one or two round cake tins/pie dishes and bake at 180°C until light brown.

Ingredients – filling:

4 ½ cups milk
2 ½ tbsp cornflour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
2 ½ tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
a big spoon of butter

Method – filling:

  • Bring milk to the boil.
  • Beat eggs well and add sugar, flour, cornflour and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour boiling milk into the mixture and stir well.
  • Return to stove and stir well until mixture thickens.
  • Add butter and vanilla essence and pour into cooked shell.
  • To decorate, sprinkle with cinnamon.

Allow to cool then place in the refrigerator to set for about 3 hours.

What did you do today?

Bright blessings,

Mama R

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