Monday, April 12, 2010

Milk Tart (a traditional recipe)

For Christmas J's mom gave me the most thoughtful and beautiful gift. A note book in which she stuck in some of the families traditional recipes. From brown pudding to koeksisters and of course J's great gran's Melktert. The story is that this Milktart is so good, it was eaten in parliment.

That is why I am not giving you the recipe. I will put here a recipe for a milktart, just not THAT milktart...sorry but some secrets stay in the family :)

What you will need -
For the crust: 

2 cups Flour
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
125 g butter
pinch of salt

For the filling:

4 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
big spoon of butter
What to do - 
For the crust:
1. Cream butter and sugar well together and add eggs, beat well.
2. Add all ingredients, making a stiff dough. 
3. Press into two or one round cake tins/pie dish and bake in moderate oven untill light brown. (180 deg)

For the filling:
1. Let milk boil
2. Beat eggs well and add sugar, flour, cornflour and salt.
3. Mix well
4. Pour boiling milk on this mixture and stir well.
5. Return to stove and stir well until mixture thickens.
6. Add butter and vanilla essence and now pour into cooked shell.

To decorate – sprinkle with cinnamon


  1. Thanks for sharing the Christmas Milk Tart (a traditional recipe). Give it a try today and hope it taste well as it looks so tempting.

  2. Let me know how it works for you, this recipe is a little different from mine but it should be just as tasty

  3. Oh, I was really hoping for "that recipe" - guess I have to marry into "that family". The other recipe looks great too.

  4. who knows, maybe if you are super nice to me I may divulge :) just wasnt gonna put it out there for everyone

  5. What a tease you are telling us about this famous milktart but then withholding the recipe! I call foul... ;-)

  6. I agree; some things you don't share with everyone. :P