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from Philadelphia, PA (South African Dessert) Pastry: 4 oz flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 oz butter 2 egg yolks pich salt Filling: 1 pint milk 8 oz sugar 2 tbsp cornflour 3 egg whites 1 oz butter cinnamon and sugar Rub butter into sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Add egg yolks and enough milk to make a stiff dough. Roll out thinly and line one large or two small cake pans. To make filling, dissolve cornflour in a little of the milk and boil the remaining milk together with the sugar. Pour milk/sugar onto the cornflour mixture and cook for 3 minutes, stirring all the time. Stir in the butter. Cool slightly then fold the stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour the mixture into lined cake pans, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

Melktert


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keyword: melktert
ethnicity: african
recipes for dessert
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(posted March 14, 2003)

from Philadelphia, PA

(South African Dessert)

Pastry:
4 oz
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 oz
butter
2
egg yolks
pich
salt

Filling:
1 pint
milk
8 oz
sugar
2 tbsp cornflour
3
egg whites
1 oz
butter
cinnamon and sugar

Rub
butter into sifted flour,
baking powder and salt. Add egg yolks and enough milk to make a stiff dough. Roll out thinly and line one large or two small cake pans.

To make filling,
dissolve cornflour in a little of the milk and boil the remaining milk together with the sugar. Pour milk/sugar onto the cornflour mixture and cook for 3 minutes, stirring all the time. Stir in the butter.

Cool slightly then fold the stiffly beaten
egg whites. Pour the mixture into lined cake pans, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes.



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from LONDON, United Kingdom wrote:6  1

The key to this version of the infamous melktert is those stiffly beaten egg whites - otherwise it turns out very heavy. Oh, and don't forget to oil / grease your baking tray or cake tin - otherwise you'll be scraping it out with a sharp object. What a waste.
4 starsMay 24, 2004


from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates wrote:5  2

South African food is and will stay the best...where ever u go in the world and there is an South African you will find the food....
5 starsMay 4, 2003


 
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