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S1 Ep10 / Stellie’s Melk Tert

EPISODE 10: RECIPE

Stellie’s Melk Tert

STEP 1 – Pastry

  • Roll out the pastry on a floured surface.
  • Lay the rolled pastry over a round ovenproof baking dish.
  • Prick the dough with a fork to top it from bubbling up in the oven.
  • Line with wax paper.
  • Fill the dish with dry uncooked rice or lentils.
  • Bake in a 200°C oven for 20 mins.

STEP 2 – Preparing the mixture

  • Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the cinnamon stick and warm, not boil.
  • Mix the sugar, flour and cornflour to a paste with a little of the milk.
  • Add the warm milk to the cornflour mixture.
  • Return the saucepan to the heat and cook for 15 minutes stirring until thick and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and cool a little. When cool add the egg yolks one at a time mixing well.
  • Add the butter and stir.
  • Add almond essence.

STEP 3 – Making the tart

  • Pour in the custard mixture.
  • Slice off the overlapping pastry.
  • Bake in a hot oven at 200°C for about 10 minutes and then reduce the heat 160°C and continue to bake until the pastry is browned and the filling is set.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top just before serving.
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Stellie’s Melk Tert

INGREDIENTS

  • Ready made PnP puff pastry
  • 750 ml PnP milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 30 ml PnP cake flour
  • 40 ml PnP cornflour
  • Pinch of PnP salt
  • 75 ml PnP sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 50g PnP butter
  • 5 ml almond essence
  • PnP Powdered cinnamon
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