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Milktart fail

January 30, 2013


Ok so the other day I attempted what the Americans call a custard pie and what we like to call Milktert. I’m going to be honest with you guys I don’t think I’m going to be winning any prizes for what I turned out. It tasted nice, but it wasn’t the best thing I had ever chewed down on. I had some of the best milktert I have ever tasted at District 6 the other night and this guy was like it’s ugly, stubby, 5th cousin that has an iron deficiency and one leg that’s shorter than the other.

I followed the recipe bit by bit, it was relatively easy to make but first off I think I over cooked the pastry, which by the way I made from scratch. I had to blind bake it first and I think I may have over done it. And  on top of that I think I made the base too thick. Anyone have any tips on how to get the pastry in the pie tin nice and easy after you’ve rolled out to the right thickness? I battled a bit with that part too. Sigh.

The actual custard part tasted nice, but not like a traditional Milktert and it didn’t set properly despite being in the fridge for over 12 hours, it was firm, but I think it could of been firmer.

So like I said, it’s not getting any prizes, in fact I don’t even think it’s worth a special mention and after reading what I have written up to now I think it’s safe to say that I failed at Milkterting. It looked right and it tasted sort of right, but I wasn’t completely happy with it.

Does anyone have a nice Milktert recipe that they are willing to share with me? I would love to attempt this again, but I won’t be using this specific recipe (If anyone is interested in trying it I’ll inbox it to you, if you want).






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  • Marina Leondios January 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Hi friend
    Dunno if u watched masterchef Australia the other night episode 7, Maggie beer showed them how to make an awesome pastry which she uses for both sweet and savory pies….. She has some great tips.
    Maybe u can catch the repeat this weekend… This is the pie she made btw,

    Sofie (my mom in law) has a great milk tart recipe , won’t test your baking skills as is so easy, but its yummy.. Let me know ill inbox to u if u want xxxx

  • Megan January 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    It looks delicious though. Sorry to hear about the pie-fail, hope you didn’t bully it too much.

  • pippa j January 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    looks yum, i do have a weakness for cakey-fied things though… so am easy to impress

  • Louise January 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    ‘Milktert’ is such a nice word, I like that.

  • kat draws silly things February 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Angie, Milktart is pretty much my favourite pudding EVER! i actually refused to learn how to make it, so that everytime i went home i made my mom or sisters make it for me, this way i wasnt stuffing myself with milktart at home everday.

    They have a super easy recipe.

    The pie crust they make from crushed marie biscuits, melted butter and sugar, and this way you dont have to bake it at all, its more like a cheese cake crust… It also complements the milk tart better. It is a little tricky to cut up without it crumbling if you havent gotten the proportions correct, but I found that making individual milk tarts in foil tart dishes or small tart dishes works a dream, and looks really cute.

    Also PUT a LOAD more cinnamon on your milktart 😀