Recipe for Melktert

As part of my recent virtual blog tour for a Ghost and His Gold, I shared a recipe for a delicious South African pudding called melktert.

Melktert stems for the Dutch settlers in the Cape in the 1600s. The original recipe is believed to have been derived from a recipe for Mattentaart which was included in Thomas van der Noot’s book “Een notable boexcken van cokeryen” (A notable Book of Cookery).

You can find the recipe here:

55 thoughts on “Recipe for Melktert

  1. All delicious looking food should be banned from social networks– 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 It looks perfect, Robbie.
    You can certainly make good-looking food.

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  2. This looks like a very doable recipe, Robbie. The pattern on the top makes it special. The name sounded Dutch. The book looks wonderful, Robbie and getting amazing reviews. On my TBR list. 😀

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    1. Hi Erika, I am pleased that this book has interested you. Melktert does original from Holland/Netherland. The initial settlers in South Africa originated from the Netherlands and were brought to the Cape by the Dutch East India Company.

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      1. Ah, not a flummery then. When I was growing up, our neighbour across the road used to make very British high teas – gorgeous cups and saucers, Darjeeling tea or something similar, small cakes or sometimes a flummery. I never knew exactly how it was made made it’s like a jelly that’s whipped with cream? Something like that. Delicious.
        Anyway, your custard tart really does look delicious. 🙂

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  3. My mother would probably love the cake (I’m not big on these kinds of desserts, but it does look pretty and delicious), and I love the extract you chose. Good luck, Robbie, and thanks for sharing.

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