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Recipe: Milk tart

This creamy slice of heaven is perfect for tea time or for dessert

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Milk tart
  • Category:  Desserts
  • Cuisine:  Levant
  • Preparation time:   80 minutes
  • Cooking time:   30 minutes
  • Total time:  1 hour 50 minutes
  • Serves:  8
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  • For the base:

  • 90g raw brown sugar
  • 90g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 150g plain flour
  • For the filling:

  • 1 litre milk
  • 100g butter
  • 200g white sugar
  • 5cm cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 70g cornflour
  • Cinnamon powder, for sprinkling
  • Raspberry coulis, to serve


  1. In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add egg and flour, then mix well to form a dough.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for one day.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Roll out dough and place it in a loose-bottom 23cm tart tin.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. In a pan, heat milk, butter, white sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a boil, remove pan from heat, then sieve.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks and corn flour until smooth. Add some of the hot milk mixture and whisk.
  7. Place remaining milk mixture back on the heat and slowly add egg mixture. Simmer, mixing well until it thickens.
  8. Pour hot mixture into pre-cooked tart crust. Refrigerate until it sets. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder and serve with raspberry coulis.