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Melktert     Veg  CD   DP   South African   20mins plus cooling

Serves 4-6    Cold  Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding  Tart  S. Africa

275g/10oz Puff Pastry
540ml/18fl.oz. Milk
1 teasp Butter
50g/2oz Sugar
1 large Egg
2 level tbsp Cornflour
2 level tbsp Plain Flour
1 teasp Vanilla Essence


1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6.

2. Roll the pastry out and use to line a 20cm/8-inch flan tin. Bake for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, place the milk and margarine in a saucepan and to the boil.

4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, eggs, flours and vanilla essence.

6. Add some of the hot milk to the creamed mixture, mix well then pour it back into the saucepan and heat gently until it thickens, stirring constantly. Do not boil.

7. Pour the filling into the baked pie crust and allow to cool at room temperature then refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon just before serving.

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