Pap and custard tarts

4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 1 hr
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This combination may seem odd but it's like nothing you’ve tasted – a must-try recipe!

By Hope Malau April 16 2018
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Ingredients (10)

1 l water
2.5 salt
125 ml sugar
250 ml maize meal
3 eggs
10 ml vanilla — essence
60 ml castor sugar
180 ml milk — warmed
nutmeg — ground, pinch
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This combination may seem odd but it’s like nothing you’ve tasted – a must-try recipe!

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Pap: pour 750 ml (3 c) water, the salt and the sugar in a pot and bring to the boil. Mix the remaining water with the maize meal until smooth, add to the pot.

2 Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring while cooking. Remove the pap from the heat and allow to cool.

Custard: Whisk the eggs, vanilla essence, castor sugar and milk together. Line the bottom and sides of 4 ramekins with the cooled pap and gently pour the custard mixture over.

4 Sprinkle nutmeg over each filled ramekin. Bake for 30 minutes or until just set. Cool completely and serve.

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