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Milk Tart Recipe

I love cooking and baking and this comes from my parents who both loved hosting dinner parties and cooking for families and friends. For Heritage Day (24th of September) I made a traditional Milk Tart. This recipe is from my mom who learnt how to make this from her Afrikaans neighbour when she was at school. Mom has always taught me so much in the kitchen and this recipe was one she gave me for my kitchen tea. Thanks Mom.




125g Butter

2 Tablespoons of Sugar

1 Egg

2 Tablespoons of Oil

2 Cups of Flour

Pinch of Salt

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together
  2. Add the egg, oil and salt
  3. Add the flour and mix well
  4. Press into a large flan dish


2 Egg Yolks

¾ Cup of Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Flour

½ Tablespoon of Custard Powder

2 Cups of Milk

2 Tablespoons of melted butter

2 Egg Whites beaten until soft peak stage

  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar together until light and fluffy
  2. Fold in flour and custard powder
  3. Heat milk until Scant (until nearly boiling – you will see the milk start to ripple in the pan)
  4. Pour the hot milk over the egg yolk mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour the milky mixture back into the pan and stir until it is a thick consistency’
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and fold in the egg whites.
  7. Pour the mixture in the pan
  8. Cook at 180 C until golden brown on top (40 minutes)

South African Milk Tart Recipe


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A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.