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Baked Milktart Recipe / Melktert resep

A milktart or ‘melktert’ in Afrikaans is a local dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a mild, creamy custard of milk, flour, sugar and eggs, baked in a round pie tin and dusted with cinnamon after baking. There are 2 variations, a baked and fridge option. Today we share a traditional baked milktart recipe with you.

Milktart Recipe

For the Pastry:

  • 125g Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cream the butter and sugar together
  • Add the egg, oil and salt
  • Add the flour and mix well
  • Press into a large flan dish

For the Filling:

  • 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)

Now all you have to do is to enjoy!

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Lauren is the owner of Lauren Kim Photography, Lauren Kim Food Photography and based in Cape Town. She specialises in food and lifestyle photography. Connect with her on social media on the links below.

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