Melktert (translated as "milk tart" in English) has been made in South Africa since the time of the Dutch settlers in the Cape and consists basically of a sweet crust, filled with a milk and egg custard.  Although similar to a traditional European custard tart or Chinese egg tart, it contains a higher ratio of milk, so it is lighter in colour and texture and has a stronger milk flavour.

Melktert (translated as "milk tart" in English) has been made in South Africa since the time of the Dutch settlers in the Cape and consists basically of a sweet crust, filled with a milk and egg custard. Although similar to a traditional European custard tart or Chinese egg tart, it contains a higher ratio of milk, so it is lighter in colour and texture and has a stronger milk flavour.

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Mosbolletjie bread

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Buttermilk rusks are always a winner, especially when dunked in tea or coffee! While South Africans around the world yearn for and enjoy the well known Ouma Rusks,there’s something a bit special about home made rusks. For those not in the know, rusks are kind of like biscotti, and a much loved South African treat. Thanks to... Read More »

Buttermilk rusks are always a winner, especially when dunked in tea or coffee! While South Africans around the world yearn for and enjoy the well known Ouma Rusks,there’s something a bit special about home made rusks. For those not in the know, rusks are kind of like biscotti, and a much loved South African treat. Thanks to... Read More »

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