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How to Make a Milk Tart

Melkterts, roughly translated into Milk tarts from Afrikaans, is a South African treat mostly consisting of a pastry stuffed with a creamy filling made from milk, Sugar, flour, and eggs. There are a few ways to make this tasty treat, read on to learn how to make your very own melkterts!


  • 1/2 of cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to .
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  2. Gather all the ingredients listed above as well as the items listed in things you'll need.
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  3. In the medium mixing bowl, cream together one-half cup of butter/margarine and one cup of sugar.
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  4. Into the same bowl, add one egg and beat until the mixture is smooth.
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  5. In the second bowl, mix the two cups of flour, baking powder, and salt together.
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  6. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mix. Do this until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
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  7. Take the mix and press it into the bottom and sides of the two 9-inch pie pans.
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  8. Place all of this in your preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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  9. Combine milk, vanilla extract, and one tablespoon butter/margarine into the large saucepan.
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  10. Turn the stove onto medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from the burner once it's boiling.
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  11. In the third bowl, take the 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup of sugar and mix it together.
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  12. Add the two beaten eggs into the sugar mixture.
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  13. Whisk all of this until it comes out smooth.
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  14. Whisk some more. Slowly whisk this mixture into milk.
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  15. Move the pan back to the heat, and bring to a boil, making sure to stir often for five minutes.
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  16. Pour half of the mixture into each pastry shell.
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  17. Chill until set. Chill the dessert before serving.
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  18. Enjoy your creamy treat!
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  • For added flavor, you could sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
  • Adding cream to this milk based tart to serve it could be a bit rich, try a tangy fruit compote such as raspberry or blackcurrant.

EditThings You'll Need

  • Three medium sized bowls
  • One whisk
  • One large (or any sized) spoon
  • Two nine inch pie pans
  • One large saucepan
  • One beater
  • Stove/oven
  • Refrigerator/freezer

EditRelated wikiHows

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EditSources and Citations


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