Sunday, 6 April 2014

Afrique du Sud pudding recipe in my French kitchen.

South African ‘Melk Tert'.

Shell:
1 cup plain flour
1 teasp baking powder
¼ cup sugar
2 oz margarine
1 egg

Sieve flour and baking powder; rub in marge until breadcrumb texture. Beat egg and sugar well and add to above. Press into pie dish and prick well. Bake at 200 for 15 minutes.  

N.B. Very important - During cooking, after about 5 mins press the centre down well with spoon. May need pressing down again before finishing.

Filling:


2 Cups milk
1 tablesp margarine
1 teasp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tablesp plain flour
1 tablesp corn flour
½ cup sugar

Cinnamon sugar (to sprinkle over tart when cool)

Beat eggs and sugar well, add flour and corn flour and beat again. Bring milk, vanilla and margarine to the boil, add the egg mixture and put back on the heat stirring all the time until thick. (It burns very easily!)

Pour into shell when slightly cooled. Put in fridge until ready to serve and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. 



The shell mixture is quite sticky and I spread it with a spoon pushing it up at the edges.

Prick well - it rises almost too easily!

Cooked - note flat bottom, the result of pushing down in the centre!

Stirring the filling on a low heat.

All finished, except for the sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

We love this pudding. Enjoy!!




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49 comments:

  1. That looks so good and it's very low in sugar, which is good for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe my friend. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

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    1. I hope you enjoy this, it is very simple to make and we think delicious :-) Keep well and have a good week Diane

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  2. Hello Diane:

    You really do have the capacity to tempt us with delicious looking and sounding receipts such as this one. We simply love all food. Would that we had the skill and ability to make!!

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    1. Jane and Lance this is so simple to make I am sure you could make this and it is yummy. Thanks for the comment and take care Diane

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  3. Oh my, this looks soooo good.
    How is it that the very best recipes end up with the simplest ingredient list?
    OK, I'm trying this one.
    And your photos give some good hints -- thanks for sharing.

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    1. Rick I hope you enjoy as much as we do and yes it is so simple. Have a good day Diane

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  4. I am not a pudding person but I still enjoyed the post. :)

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    1. We also do not eat much pudding but we have just had a slice with a cup of coffee :-) Keep well Diane

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  5. Hi Diane, this look so delightful, the filling look extremely good. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Amelia I can quite happily eat this filling minus the crust, it is delicious :-) Have a great week Diane

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  6. I make 'white tart' from a recipe from Leo's aunts...the filling is similar but more eggs and no fat....but this looks very good so I'll give it a try for the afternoon coffee break today.
    Many thanks for a new idea!

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    1. Hope you enjoyed it. Keep well you two and have a good week. Diane

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  7. I like the African milk tarts, but malva pudding is still my favorite.

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    1. The best of the whole lot is South African Brandy Pudding see http://lifeincharente.blogspot.fr/2012/10/cape-brandy-puddingtart.html you can get quite drunk on it if you are as heavy handed as I am :-)) Hope you have had a good trip back home. Diane

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  8. Simple and delicious! I'm afraid that I have to make and serve this for guests only. At any other time, Hubby and I would be exposing ourselves to a temptation we couldn't resist.

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    1. Ha ha I do not make it very often for the same reason. I had too much milk in the fridge so I decided that it was a good way to use some up :) Take care Diane

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  9. Sounds like a great recipe, will have to give it a try. This is much like the pie's we make here in Canada.

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    1. Good to hear from you Horst, I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. Keep well Diane

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  10. This looks and sounds so good, Diane!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so sorry you are unable to view the videos I post. This is the reason I post more than the videos....photos, too, so that everyone has something that they can enjoy. I love your blog, and all the lovely photos on the right hand column.

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    1. Linda one day maybe we will get a better connection here but there is no competition around us so we have to put up with what is available! Have a good week Diane.

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  11. Looks good! I bet it is a family favourite comfort food ;-)

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    1. Joyful it is certainly one of our favourites I must say. I hope you are well, take care Diane

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  12. Hi Diane .. I used to love 'melk-tert' .. and a sister of my aunt, who was South African, would make this pud! Lovely to see and have the recipe .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary for the comment, thee are some great South African dishes but I still think that their Brandy pudding is the best :) http://lifeincharente.blogspot.fr/2012/10/cape-brandy-puddingtart.html Hope that you are well and I wish uou all the best for a good week ahead. Diane

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  13. Your pudding looks so good Diane and I'm pleased to see it's low in sugar. I've become much more aware of how much sugar we eat.
    Sam

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    1. Sam neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth (except chocolate!) so I generally cut back on sugar in recipes anyway. Keep well Diane

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  14. Diane, that looks wonderful. I really appreciate the photographs -- everything makes sense! Anyway, I am printing this off and keeping it in my collection. It sounds like a nice dessert for summer...

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    1. Thanks for the comment, the pushing down while cooking is so important hence the photos. It would turn out a flat base otherwise!! Keep well Diane

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  15. It looks and sounds wonderful Diane!

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    1. Pam it tastes pretty good as well :-) Keep well Diane

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  16. Diane, it looks delicious and I know my hubby would love it. It looks very creamy and I like that it's not super sweet!

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    1. Pam we are not very fond of sweet things, I think that is why we like this so much. Have a good weekend Diane

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  17. It looks like a wonderful custard tart! I've made something similar, but with the addition of lemon juice. I'll be trying this soon, too.

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    1. Marjie, the main thing is to remember to push it down while cooking or you have nothing to fill!! It is though one of Nigel's favourites as well as mine. Hope that you are both well. Take care Diane

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  18. Υπέροχο αγαπητή μου Diane!
    Θα το κάνω οπωσδήποτε, γιατί αγαπώ πολύ και την ζάχαρη με την κανέλλα!
    Να είστε καλά και πολλούς χαιρετισμούς!

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    1. Thanks Magda for the comment. Have a good week Diane

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    1. José we think it is :-)) Have a good weekend. Diane

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  20. That looks very appealing and delish!

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    1. Rose we are both very fond of this dish and it is not too sweet. Hope you are well Diane

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  21. Have made a note of this delicious sounding tart and will have a go tomorrow. Any more recipes? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Vera I hope you enjoyed this as much as we do. All my recipes that I like are at http://www.recipe.nidi.org.uk/ the best pudding dish is Cape Brandy Tart/Pudding. I am a bit heavy handed though with the cognac; hic. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  22. looks really good like a buttermilk pie they make here

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, it is very tasty :-) Keep well Diane

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  23. Oh yum Diane! How delicious this looks! Been awhile. Hope you're well and happy!

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    1. Yes Denise all well and we are well and truly settled in France now that N has retired. Hope that all is well with you, Diane

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  24. Sorry about the comments Diane, Blogger has been funny lately...
    We all had problems with some blogs recently, I hope they are going to fix it!
    I hope your are well,
    XXXXX

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    1. Noushka I am getting all sorts of unwanted things via google but!!!!!! Yes all well here. Thanks Diane

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  25. This, looks delicious, I will try it out. Thanks for the recipe.
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