For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

South African dessert: Milktart

(pictured are two variations. the top milktart is the recipe given, and the bottom has cocoa powder added. feel free to add your own flavors! )

2 C milk
1/3 C sugar... 1/2 C for sweet tooth
2 eggs
3 T flour
3 T cornstarch
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

10-12 crushed cookies/graham crackers (I used coconut cookies or butter waffle cookies here in Korea)
enough butter to hold crumbs together. 2-ish T

1. mix butter and crumbs together. I used my blender to crumb cookies, then added the butter in and mixed until I got a good "dough" for the crust.
2. Press crumb mixture into foil pie pan and press down, try to get some up on the sides.
3. In mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar, then add flour, cornstarch and vanilla with whisk.
4. Heat milk, in sauce pan, to just under boiling and add cinnamon.
5. Add hot milk to egg mixture a Tablespoon at a time to temper the eggs. (If you add all the milk at once, you will scramble your eggs!)
6. Return mixture to sauce pan and heat to medium low heat, whisk until mixture becomes thick. Pour into crust, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and let cool to room temp. Do not put in fridge until after cool.

* You can make a chocolate tart by adding 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder instead of the cinnamon. Enjoy!

Courtesy Gabi Boy

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