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Easy South African Milk Tart (Melk Tert)


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Ingredients

8 piece(s)

Biscuit Base

  • 1 package Tennis Biscuits, or Granita Biscuits
  • 100 g Butter

Filling

  • 375 g condensed milk
  • 375 g warm water
  • 375 g Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • cinnamon for dusting
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Recipe's preparation

    BISCUIT BASE
  1. Put the whole packet of biscuits in your TM bowl. Crush for 10 secs on speed 9

    Add the butter & melt into the biscuits for 2 mins / 50C / speed 2

     

    Empty into pie dish, flatten to the edges & put in the fridge while you make your custard

  2. Filling
  3. Add all the ingredients

    Cook for 7 mins at 90 degrees/speed 4


    Once the custard has cooked to a thickish consistency, immediately pour into the base.

     

     Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top while still hot, allow to sit on the cooling rack until custard is set.

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Tip

If the custard is ready & thick enough by 7-8 minutes, use straight away.

 

Don't wait for the custard to be cold before adding the cinnamon.  It must be done as soon as the custard is put into the biscuit base.

 

This recipe will make a large amount of filling - be prepared with an extra biscuit base.

 

Don't place in the fridge while it's still steaming, wait for it to cool down.

 

 


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  • Was this made with a 15ml or 20ml tablespoon...

    Submitted by Alli-J on 17. August 2019 - 23:12.

    Was this made with a 15ml or 20ml tablespoon measurement? Standard Australian is 20ml but many measuring sets contain a 15ml tablespoon. That could account for the differences people are reporting.

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  • Has anyone made this into single serve portions?...

    Submitted by allykat111 on 16. August 2019 - 19:22.

    Has anyone made this into single serve portions? Can you store buy bases or would you make them in a muffin tray?

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  • This is an awesome recipe. Followed it to a T and...

    Submitted by ELLY041959 on 4. July 2019 - 17:01.

    This is an awesome recipe. Followed it to a T and results are divine. Hubby said that it was so much better than the custard tarts from the bakery. This will definitely be a regular treat in our house and church lunch. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.so quick and easy.

    Elaine Winders

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  • This is an awesome recipe. Followed it to a T and...

    Submitted by ELLY041959 on 4. July 2019 - 17:00.

    This is an awesome recipe. Followed it to a T and results are divine. Hubby said that it was so much better than the custard tarts from the bakery. This will definitely be a regular treat in our house and church lunch. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

    Elaine Winders

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  • This is divine!! It has impressed all my family...

    Submitted by TheTammyB on 12. February 2019 - 18:16.

    This is divine!! It has impressed all my family (South Africans), so it's a winner! I stop as soon as the sound of the mixture changes and it's perfect each time.

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  • Delicious and super easy, a hit with the whole...

    Submitted by Lee24 on 15. December 2018 - 12:48.

    Delicious and super easy, a hit with the whole family. My custard mixture thickened just before 7 mins (the noise of the thermo changes upon thickening). I poured and it started to set straight away. Thanks for an amazing recipe ❤

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  • Quick easy, and really yum! Thanks for sharing.

    Submitted by blingbling22 on 2. August 2018 - 06:59.

    Quick easy, and really yum! Thanks for sharing.

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  • My tart was a complete fail. The custard did not...

    Submitted by elbie123 on 30. July 2018 - 13:57.

    My tart was a complete fail. The custard did not thicken at all, and it didn’t set even 24 hours after. I followed the recipe 100% and even tried adding extra custard powder and cornflour. Is one egg really enough for all that milk? Any suggestions?

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  • This is wayyyyy to easy to make! It was delicious....

    Submitted by sunless on 10. July 2018 - 16:42.

    This is wayyyyy to easy to make! It was delicious. I used a packet of Arnott's Butternut Snap Biscuits and added a little bit extra cornflour and custard powder. Next time I will add 1.5 packet of biscuits and continue with the extra conflour and custard powder. Big hit. Thank you.

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  • Awesome easy recipe and so so Tasty

    Submitted by abFab1965 on 28. June 2018 - 20:45.

    Awesome easy recipe and so so Tasty

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  • Love love love this tart. So much nicer than...

    Submitted by chrisrocky on 28. June 2018 - 08:11.

    Love love love this tart. So much nicer than custard tart. So quick and easy. Served at afternoon tea and no leftovers.

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  • Well I made this tonight for us and our three...

    Submitted by Rural aussie on 12. February 2018 - 20:22.

    Well I made this tonight for us and our three guests. ( secretly I have been waiting for some visitors,to try this tart; as the reviews were pretty amazing).
    Well we weren’t dissapointed. Everyone was very complimentary,plates were licked clean and that says it all for me. Thank you.

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  • Have made this recipe several times, today I made...

    Submitted by Gb17 on 16. December 2016 - 14:34.

    Have made this recipe several times, today I made a double batch of condensed milk in the Thermo and then a double batch of the custard. This made five tarts - four frozen and one for desert tonight. Thanks for another great recipe. Love my Thermo Love

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  • Fantastic recipe.  Easy to

    Submitted by cookingwizard on 24. October 2016 - 18:15.

    Fantastic recipe.  Easy to make and enjoyable to eat.

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  • My favourite recipe! I have

    Submitted by bvanzyl55 on 14. September 2016 - 16:40.

    My favourite recipe! I have made this so many times for my family and south african friends in Oz. Its always a hit. Super quick and easy. Tastes delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  • Have just made this and it's

    Submitted by GinStar on 8. June 2016 - 15:34.

    Have just made this and it's so quick n easy. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool down & set. I'm like that Cookie Monster/Siri ad on tv.... How long, how long?? Haha. Smells divine. I'll report back once myself and the troops have tried it. EDIT: Well hours later & it's set. Absolutely beautiful flavour ... Better than bakery custard tart in my opinion. I used double custard powder & double cornflour as per a previous review. Thanks for posting xx

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  • Sorry I only saw this now.  I

    Submitted by janinewood on 10. May 2016 - 23:27.

    Sorry I only saw this now.  I only use two tablespoons each as it continues to thicken as it cools

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  • I would think the thick one

    Submitted by janinewood on 10. May 2016 - 23:26.

    I would think the thick one would be best  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi  I will be making the Melk

    Submitted by RK on 10. May 2016 - 22:58.

    Hi 

    I will be making the Melk Tert for the first time for a school international food night. 

    I went to the shops to buy condensed milk, and there was the thick one and the thin pouring one - which do I use? 

    (I have never bought condensed milk before) 

    THANKS 

     

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  • Excellent recipe - really

    Submitted by sarelle on 9. July 2015 - 07:52.

    Excellent recipe - really easy and delicious, thank you

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  • Perfect 

    Submitted by janinewood on 2. February 2015 - 13:30.

    Perfect  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I've just made it and added

    Submitted by Jemima1000 on 2. February 2015 - 12:42.

    I've just made it and added an extra tblsp of custard powder and cooked it a little longer. turned out perfect!!!

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  • Thankyou! This recipe is very

    Submitted by Jemima1000 on 2. February 2015 - 12:40.

    Thankyou! This recipe is very easy will try those variations. yumm!

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  • Personally, I think that two

    Submitted by janinewood on 2. February 2015 - 00:10.

    Personally, I think that two tabelspoons of each is perfect. Make sure they are heaped - but more then that will give it more of a gel texture which you don't want.

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  • About to make this and

    Submitted by Pausul on 1. February 2015 - 20:25.

    About to make this and wondering if the corn flour and custard powder have been adjusted now from the initial post.. I see it is two tablespoons each and people have mentioned it can come out a bit runny. Is two tablespoons the better quantity, or should I be looking to add another?

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  • Hi Jemima - if you can't find

    Submitted by janinewood on 31. January 2015 - 13:27.

    Hi Jemima - if you can't find tennis biscuits, you can use the Arnott's Butternut Snap Biscuits or the Arnott's Kingston Biscuits - they both taste amazing  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This recipe looks so easy. We

    Submitted by Jemima1000 on 31. January 2015 - 13:10.

    This recipe looks so easy. We are having a SA dinner party and this could be our winner dessert. I'm on the Gold Coast so not sure if I can find the Tennis biscuit, what would you use instead? Thankyou 

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  • Amazing!!!

    Submitted by lilbug on 14. August 2014 - 19:45.

    Amazing!!!

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  • delicious thank you..i am

    Submitted by Michelleo on 16. July 2014 - 13:52.

    delicious thank you..i am south african so its lovely to see some recipes converted to thermomix!

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  • Fantastic - enjoy

    Submitted by janinewood on 17. June 2014 - 10:40.

    Fantastic - enjoy tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Had this at a party I went to

    Submitted by sam269 on 17. June 2014 - 10:12.

    Had this at a party I went to and my husband asked what was that yummy custard tart, have now downloaded the recipe for myself and will enjoy making this for the family. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Yum!! This is one dessert I

    Submitted by ThermieJulz on 14. June 2014 - 13:46.

    Yum!! This is one dessert I have missed so much, and being able to create it myself effortlessly is fantastic. thank you for sharing it.

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  • Haha - that's excellent -

    Submitted by janinewood on 21. April 2014 - 17:54.

    Haha - that's excellent - it's wonderful when the student becomes better then the teacher tmrc_emoticons.;)  Good job - thank you for the feedback  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Made this again and doubled

    Submitted by KLJ4053 on 21. April 2014 - 14:44.

    Made this again and doubled the amount of both cornflour and custard powder (it felt a bit runny last time) and my husband said it was my career best sweet recipe. He has eaten almost the whole thing over the Easter long weekend so it must be good! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Have made another 2 ....added

    Submitted by A on 6. April 2014 - 09:20.

    Have made another 2 ....added a bit more cornflour and it set beautifully! A huge hit with family and friends. Thanks xx

     

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  • Hi Karen The recipe for Lamb

    Submitted by janinewood on 18. March 2014 - 18:49.

    Hi Karen

    The recipe for Lamb Curry with Vetkoek is now available on Recipe Community with my other recipe's tmrc_emoticons.)  It will be just as yummy in a bunny chow!!   Enjoy & please leave some feedback tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Karen The recipe is now

    Submitted by janinewood on 18. March 2014 - 18:48.

    Hi Karen

    The recipe is now available on Recipe Community with my other recipe's tmrc_emoticons.)  Enjoy & please leave some feedback tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Janine In the comments you

    Submitted by KarenSchneider on 18. March 2014 - 17:42.

    Hi Janine

    In the comments you mention lamb curry and vetkoek?

    I'm looking for a lamb curry recipe to use for bunny chow.  Any luck in posting your lamb curry recipe yet and do you think it will work for bunny chow?

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  • Thank you for your feedback

    Submitted by janinewood on 13. March 2014 - 10:01.

    Thank you for your feedback Ann - I'm not sure why that would have happened, however, you could always add an extra tablespoon of either the cornflour or the custard powder - but then you need to make sure that you cook it for at least a further 3 minutes

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  • I tried this yesterday and

    Submitted by A on 13. March 2014 - 09:36.

    I tried this yesterday and couldn't believe how easy it was.(And YUMMY!) I made it for afternoon tea and everyone loved it. Only problem was that it hadn't "set" and we had to eat it like a desert instead of a slice of tart. Any suggestions?  Cheers Ann

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  • Made this last night for my

    Submitted by KLJ4053 on 9. March 2014 - 20:19.

    Made this last night for my South African husand and he absolutely loved it! I would've prefered a gram amount instead of a tablespoon amount as it wasn't as thick as I thought it would be (my fault) but delicious otherwise.

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  • Thank you so much for the

    Submitted by janinewood on 8. March 2014 - 00:55.

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I'm thrilled to hear this lovely recipe could be the "almost over the line deciding factor for the TM.

    I'll be posting my vetkoek with lamb curry over the week-end & if he thought the milk tart was a winner - wait until you try this tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I did this recipe on the

    Submitted by msm1707 on 7. March 2014 - 19:46.

    I did this recipe on the weekend for my South African husband.  We live in Australia and it's been a long time since he's had a milk tart... he's "one of those" who still thinks of the TM as a glorified blender (pffft!!!), so after making him this perfectly smooth, amazing milk tart, he's changed his tune slightly!  Big Smile

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  • thanks very much for your

    Submitted by smiley6 on 10. February 2014 - 09:50.

    thanks very much for your quick reply.. i guess i take my chances and try to fill a 26cm tart tin....i just crumb up 2 granita packs and see how i go...fingers crossed..tmrc_emoticons.)

     

    tried it out over the weekend, filling is enough for a 26cm tart tin, and with the biscuitbase, use 1 1/2 times the ingredients

    and it fits perfectly..tmrc_emoticons.)

     

    everyone loved it, saved into my fav recipes... 5 stars, thank you

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  • It's a huge pleasure. It's

    Submitted by janinewood on 7. February 2014 - 12:55.

    It's a huge pleasure. It's super quick, easy & delicious tmrc_emoticons.)  A 20cm springform cake tin would be fine but if you have a large pie or tart dish that would be good too. In terms of quantity it fills 2 of those disposable foil  round trays you can purchase anywhere. 

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  • thank you for the recipe,

    Submitted by smiley6 on 7. February 2014 - 12:26.

    thank you for the recipe, very keen to try...could you tell me what size bakingtin you used for the recipe ??? going by 8 slices, is that a 20cm round one ?? 

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  • Thanks so much - sorry I only

    Submitted by janinewood on 23. January 2014 - 00:57.

    Thanks so much - sorry I only saw your comment now  tmrc_emoticons.D Please can you do a rating

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  • :DThank you for the recipe.

    Submitted by ThermieJulz on 2. December 2013 - 09:21.

    tmrc_emoticons.DThank you for the recipe. its fantastic. I never thought I could ever make Melk tert. SO impressed. yummy

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