Milk Tart & Chocolate Treats: Dessert grandma will be proud of

We love traditional recipes, especially when it comes to dessert. Melktert is a very well known South African dessert which almost everybody learns to make from their grandmother. We also enjoy putting a delicious spin on these traditional recipes and our Milk Tart & Chocolate Treats are no different. Our recipe includes the a tasty custard filling, cinnamon and we decided to give it a chocolate crown.

Milk Tart & Chocolate Treats Tips

You want to temper your egg mixture for the custard to prevent lumps and scrambling. Pour a little bit of the hot milk and butter mixture into the eggs (a few tablespoons) so that the eggs can mix and even out the temperature. The chocolate topping adds even more to the flavour and you can easily top it with a strawberry. They’re also best enjoyed with a warm cup of tea or coffee.

Sunday lunch will never be the same again. These Milk Tart & Chocolate Treats are going to make grandma proud and become the new family favourite.

Milk Tart & Chocolate Treats Recipe

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs
Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy




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½ cup melted chocolate

white chocolate chips

1 packet Marie biscuits

500 ml milk

1 tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

¼ cup sugar

1 tbsp flour

1 tbsp maizena


Mix the egg, sugar, flour and maizena until fluffy and white.
In a saucepan, heat the milk, butter and vanilla essence.
Pour a little bit of the milk mixture into the egg mixture and whisk well.
Slowly pour the egg mixture into the hot milk, whisking to prevent burning and clotting. Stir over low heat until a thick custard is formed. Set aside to cool.
Scoop the mixture into a piping bag. Pipe onto the biscuits, making a double layer.
Pour the melting chocolate over the top of the biscuit and garnish with white chocolate. Dust with cinnamon.

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