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Milk Tart

Need a recipe for a tasty sweet snack? Try this classic South African milk tart recipe for a delicious baked treat today. It’s a creamy, crusty pie that would be delicious for dessert.

It doesn’t take much to make these delicious, perfect – for- entertaining treats. No kidding!

This popular milk tart is easy, quick and simple to make.

Lets Dive in!



2 cups of flour

1 egg

½ cup of sugar

2 tsp of baking powder

125g of butter

A pinch of salt


4 ½ cups of milk

2 ½ tbsp of cornflour

1 cup of sugar

3 eggs

A pinch of salt

2 ½ tbsp of flour

1 tsp of vanilla essence

2 tbsp of butter



  • Mix butter and sugar together till it’s smooth
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Add all other ingredients – making stiff dough.
  • Put into one or two round cake tins.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C (use paper to cover the pastry).
  • Remove the paper and bake for an additional 5 minutes until light brown.


  • Bring milk to a gentle 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 for 10-12 minutes on medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  • Add butter and vanilla essence and mix through, then pour into cooked shell.
  • Allow to cool in the fridge (you do not need to cook the tart any further)
  • To decorate, sprinkle with cinnamon

You can do this too. Try out this recipe, and tell us what you think!

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