Old fashioned milk tart

8 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 30 mins
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This baked milk tart is a classic SA favourite!

By Food24 June 24 2010
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Ingredients (14)

For the pastry:
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs sugar
1 eggs
3/4 cup flour — self-raising
pinch salt
For the filling:
2 cup milk
2 eggs — seperated
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour — cake
1/4 cup cornflour — maizena
pinch salt
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla — essence
cinnamon — ground
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Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.

Blitz all the ingredients together in a food processor or with an electric beater until it all clumps together to form a dough.

Press into a lightly greased 24 cm tart dish. Chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.

Heat the milk in a medium pot(do not boil).

Beat the yolks and sugar until creamy and light then add the flours and salt – the mixture will be quite thick.

Add some warm milk to the egg mixture and then return all of it to the pot.

Bring to the boil and whisk constantly until thickened.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla.

Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form and fold into the custard.

Pour into the chilled pastry case and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for +- 30 minutes.

*Try with frozen puff pastry.

Recipe by Carey Boucher Erasmus and published in Crush online magazine.

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