Melktert

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Here is another Traditional Afrikaans South African Recipe that I love! It’s called Melktert which directly translated means Milk Tart. It tastes a lot like Tapioca, but without the granules in it.

Crust Ingredients:
(or use any ready made crust of your choice)
2 Sticks of Butter Softened
2 Tbls. Cooking Oil
1 Tbls. Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
2 1/2 Cups of Flour

Filling Ingredients:
1 Liter of Milk (2.11 Pints)
4 Tbls Flour
4 Tbls Corn Starch
1 Cup of Sugar
2 Tbls Butter
1/2 Tsp Salt
4 Eggs Beaten

2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Tbls Cinnamon

Crust Method:
Cream the butter, oil and sugar & add the egg. Now add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough ball is formed. Line a couple of pie dishes with the dough, poke a couple of holes on the bottom with a fork. Bake at 350ºF in a preheated oven until light golden brown. Take out of the oven and set aside.

Filling Method:
Combine the dry filling ingredients with some of the milk until a paste is formed. Boil the rest of the milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the two tablespoons of butter into the boiling milk. Remove from heat mixing the boiling milk into the paste mixture. Return the mixture to the sauce pan and cook on low heat while whisking continually until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Essence into the milk mixture. Now stir the beaten eggs into the warm milk mixture until everything is combined very well. Pour into the pie crusts and let it cool for a little bit. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top of each tart. Refrigerate for it to set completely. ENJOY!

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