5 must-try recipes for National Milk Tart Day

5 must-try recipes for National Milk Tart Day

In South Africa, February 27 is National Milk Tart Day! This traditional dessert, sometimes known as melktert, can be served hot or cold and often consists of a shortbread crust and a supremely light filling made with milk and eggs. Check out the five recipes below—and start adding the ingredients to your next grocery list.

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• Martha Stewart: Milk tart with brown sugar crust

The brown-sugar crust and actual vanilla bean in the filling set this recipe apart.

Photo credit: Lablascovegmenu/Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Lablascovegmenu/Wikimedia Commons

Lannice Snyman – Melktert

From Rainbow Cuisine: A Culinary Journey Through South Africa, this recipe suggests adding a split vanilla bean (instead of vanilla extract) for a richer flavor.

Photo credit: B.navez/Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: B.navez/Wikimedia Commons

• What’s Gaby Cooking: South African melktert – milk tart

Like all the best recipes, this one’s been handed down from a grandmother and looks lovely in its simplicity.

Photo credit: Luc Viatour/Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Luc Viatour/Wikimedia Commons

• Pick n Pay: Classic cook’s milk tart

Pick n Pay is a family store with locations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Swaziland and Lesotho—so you know the authenticity of this tart is off the charts.

Photo credit: Renee Comet/Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Renee Comet/Wikimedia Commons

• Food24: Vegan milk tart

This African food site says it best: “Because everyone should be able to enjoy a slice of milk tart!”

Photo credit: Margaret Hoogstrate/Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Margaret Hoogstrate/Wikimedia Commons

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