Recipes From Around the World

Dear Friends,
Even if you cannot afford to travel around the world, you can still take a memorable journey with your taste buds. A recipe we will never forget comes from the home of a wonderful Afrikaaner woman in South Africa. The taste of her "Milk Tart" transports you to another part of the world, and the warm aroma of cinnamon and pastry makes any dwelling place feel like home. We especially like this recipe because the ingredients are kitchen staples--easy to make at the last minute for unexpected company. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we have!

Milk Tart
1/4 lb. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
Cream together butter, sugar and egg. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in separate bowl, then combine with first mixture. Press into 2 pie plates. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 min. or until light brown.
4 c. milk
4 T. butter
4 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 T. flour (heaping)
2 2/3 T. cornstarch (heaping)
pinch salt
1/3 c. cold water
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
Heat milk and butter in saucepan. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy, and flour and cornstarch. Pour hot milk into egg mixture and beat until smooth. Pour back into pot and beat while bringing back to boil and mixture is thickening. Remove from heat and add cold water and vanilla. Pour into baked shell and sprinkle with cinnamon. Best eaten slightly warm.

With memories in mind,
Ruth and Rose

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