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Tasty Recipes ~ South African Melktert

15 Jul

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BACKGROUND

I’m going International!

Last week, I shared a list of South African dishes that I’ve been interested in trying, and ever since I’ve been desperate to try my hand at cooking again.  I can’t do a lot of cooking at my China apartment because I lack both a kitchen and money for imported ingredients. You’d be surprised at how expensive things like Vanilla, Chocolate, Sauces, and even Cheese can get!

Anyway, July is a busy month for my family with a family reunion, fish fry, 4 Birthdays, and anniversary, and a Home Extension luncheon with my aunt.  Since I’m staying at my aunt’s house and have access to her extra awesome kitchen, I decided to whip some international dishes up.  

The Fish Fry was our first event, and I tried my hand at a South African Melktert!  Originally based on a Dutch dish, the Melktert is now a clearly South African custard dessert that requires no cooking but tastes delicious!  It has a strong cinnamon/almondy flavor and is kind of a cross between a cake and an egg custard.  Really unique, my uncle said he’s never had anything quite like it.  

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The recipe below makes two pies, and easily slices into 16 pieces.  Must be cooled, but can be served warm or cold.

**Although it’s been recommended as a possibility, I don’t suggest replacing cake flour with normal flour–its need that extra cakey touch. Continue reading

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