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MILK TART (Deon Louw)

Originally from Portugal. Famous in South Africa. Adapted by Deon


Buy ready made Puff Pastry. One roll will be enough for two tarts.


  1. 750 ml milk

  2. 2 high tablespoons self raising flour

  3. 2 high tablespoons custard powder

  4. ¼ teaspoon salt

  5. 250 gram sugar

  6. 100 gram butter or margarine

  7. 4 eggs (yolk and yellow separated)

  8. 25 ml vanilla

  9. Ground cinnamon


  • Use two large metal plates. Grease with a touch of butter or spray.

  • Cut pastry to fit plates, put on the plates and keep in fridge until the filling is ready.


  • Take a 2 litter bowl, add sugar, flour, custard & salt and mix with a small touch of milk until smooth. 

  • Slowly add 250 ml of milk. Mix egg yellows in and the rest of the 500 ml milk and add to the mixture.

  • Cook the filling in a microwave at high and stir every 5 minutes.

  • When fully cooked, remove from the microwave, add the butter and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Beat the egg yolk and fold into mixture. 

  • Divide the filling between the two plates and sprinkle the cinnamon on top.

  • Cook in an oven for 5 minutes at 200 ˚C and then turn the oven down to 180 ˚C for 20 to 25 minutes.

Enjoy hot or cold

© 2019 by Gerrit Louw