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Thermomix – traditional Melktert Recipe:

Melktert is a truly South African dessert- a sweet pastry filled with a creamy custard-like filling smothered with cinnamon.

Melktert Ingredients:

100g butter
100g sugar
1 egg
300g flour
2tsp baking powder
40g water
A pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius Grease 2 x 22cm pie dishes


  • Place butter and sugar into the mixer and blend.
  • Add remaining crust ingredients and blend.
  • Press into 2 greased pie dishes, prick lightly with a fork and bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. While the pastry is cooking prepare the filling.


1120 g of milk
2 tbsp cornflower
30g flour
200g sugar
3 eggs
10 g butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Cinnamon for dusting

  • Place all ingredients except the butter and vanilla into the mixer and blend.
  • Cook the filling for 15 minutes in the thermomix. (if you do not have the thermomix, cook it in a pan on the stove)
  • Add butter and vanilla carefully, and stir/blend in thermomix
  • Pour into prepared crusts and cool
  • Immediately sprinkle liberally with Cinnamon. This will give it a lovely taste and prevent a skin from forming on the custard.
  • Refrigerate overnight