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Microwave Milk Tart


A traditional South African tart made in a modern way

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  • Base:
  • 100g butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2ml baking powder
  • 40g sugar
  • Filling:
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 25ml flour
  • 25ml maizena
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Knob butter
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling


servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Melt butter and stir in sugar. Add baking powder and flour. Press into medium sized pie dish. Prick holes with a fork into base. Bake at 180'C for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Boil milk in microwave. In a separate bowl use an egg beater to combine the eggs and the sugar. Add flour, maizena and milk and mix. Microwave for 2 minutes then beat again. Microwave for another 2 minutes. Mixture will look set. Beat in a knob of butter and vanilla. Mixture will get more runny again. Pour into prepared pie dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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