Melktert

Welcome to the Atlas Obscura Community discussion of Melktert. Ask questions or share tips, experiences, pictures, or general comments with the community. For the story behind this food, check out the Atlas Obscura entry:

There are recipes all over the Ontrawebs for this. They’re all pretty similar. It’s a lot like any other milk custard with a bit more spice. Quite good and pretty easy. I made it for Pi Day.

Had this many times in South Africa when my parents lived there. Everyone had their own family recipe. I don’t remember any having very much spice. When growing up, little milk tarts or custard tarts were given to the sick or elderly because they were easy to digest.

1 Like

@pam104 thanks for sharing this cool piece of info

I have my own spin on this endearing traditional sweet treat, layering the melktert mixture between pancakes & topped with some extra cinnamon. Cut into slices with some heavy cream & enjoy with an Amarula-coffee!