South African milk tart

Sharon Milk Tart

Ingredients for the crust (can also use store bought pastry)

  •  1 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 110g butter
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Cream sugar and butter together.
  2. Add egg mix.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Make into a dough ball and leave in the fridge for ½ an hour.
  5. Press dough into two pie plates. (Spring form is easier)
  6. Bake blind for 15mins in oven until light brown.
  7. Cool.

Ingredients for the filling

  • 1L milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  1. Heat milk and salt in pan.
  2. Beat together flour, corn flour, sugar and 3 eggs.
  3. Add slowly to the heated milk stirring all the time until thick.
  4. Add vanilla and almond essence and lastly beat in the butter – almond essence adds a unique and delicious flavour.
  5. Pour into prepared crusts and allow to cool.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.



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