Origin: Afrikaans – Melktert. A sweet pastry crust filled with a creamy filling made from milk and sprinkled with cinnamon. You may want to disappear with what’s left over in pot afterwards (be civil and at least take a spoon with you!)

Pastry

2 cups Flour

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

125 g butter

pinch of salt

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar well together and add eggs, beat well.
  2. Add all ingredients, making a stiff dough. Press into two or one round cake tins/pie dish and bake in moderate oven untill light brown. (180 deg)

Filling

4 1/2 cups milk

2 1/2 tablespoons cornflour

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

pinch of salt

2 1/2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

big spoon of butter

Method

  1. Let milk boil
  2. Beat eggs well and add sugar, flour, cornflour and salt.
  3. Mix well
  4. Pour boiling milk on this mixture and stir well.
  5. Return to stove and stir well until mixture thickens.
  6. Add butter and vanilla essence and now pour into cooked shell.
  7. To decorate – sprinkle with cinnamon

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