Have you ever tried a milktart? If not, you’re in for a treat. This traditional South African dessert has a creamy texture, a gentle spice note, and a sweet, buttery crust that melts in your mouth. Now, imagine if you could have this delightful dessert in a portable, crispy, and easy-to-make snack. Yes, that’s what we call a milktart jaffle.
South African milk tart jaffle is a delicious and unique twist on the traditional South African milk tart. The crunchy toast exterior of a jaffle filled with creamy custard and nutmeg, all topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon makes this one an irresistible treat. With its creamy sweetness, the milk tart jaffle has become a popular snack to serve at parties, family gatherings and picnics.
The perfect fusion: Exploring the origins of South African milk tart and Jaffle iron
Milk tart, or “melktert” in Afrikaans, has a long and fascinating history that dates back to the Dutch colonisation of South Africa in the 17th century. The Dutch brought along their culinary traditions, including tart-making, which blended with indigenous ingredients such as local fruits, spices, and dairy products. The result was a unique fusion of Dutch, African, and Malay influences that gave birth to the milk tart we know and love today. Over the years, milk tart has become a staple in South African cuisine, often served as a dessert or a teatime snack, with various adaptations to suit different tastes and occasions.
The jaffle iron was invented in Australia in the late 1930s. It became a popular camping and picnic item, used to toast sandwiches on an open fire. The jaffle iron has since become one of the most recognisable cooking tools in South Africa and around the world.
An authentic South African melktert jaffels recipe with deliciously decadent cinnamon butter
What you will need for the milktart filling:
- 230g of medium-fat cream cheese, plain.
- 80ml of cream
- Castor sugar, 60 ml
- 1 egg, extra large
- 5ml of vanilla essence
- Cold water and maize flour are combined in 30 ml.
Ingredients needed for the cinnamon butter:
- 80ml of soft butter
- 60ml of sugar
- 2.5ml of ground cinnamon
For the jaffle:
- Twelve slices of white bread
- 60 ml of cinnamon sugar (approximately ⅓ cup)
Milk Tart Jaffles method
Create an unforgettable sweet treat with the classic South African dish – milk tart jaffles!
- Start by combining cream cheese and cream in a pot over low heat until completely blended.
- Beat together castor sugar, egg, and vanilla extract then add the cornflour to create a thick consistency.
- Whip together butter, sugar, and cinnamon until it becomes an airy blend.
- Afterwards, evenly divide the milk tart filling into 6 slices of bread.
- Spread one side with butter and place it in the jaffle pan then fill it with the mixture.
- Close each sandwich with an unbuttered slice of bread and top with the butter-cinnamon concoction.
- Toast each side until golden and serve warm for a tasty treat! Enjoy this unique version of South African milk tart jaffles – perfect for a special snack or dessert!
Rediscovering tradition: A twist on South African jaffle iron recipes
Milk tart jaffles are a delightful and easy-to-make South African snack that everyone is sure to love. This recipe blends the traditional flavours of milk tart with a crispy twist, making it an indulgent treat for any occasion. So go ahead, whip out your jaffle iron and get cooking – you won’t regret it! Not only will you enjoy the delightful flavour of this sweet treat, but you’ll also be taking part in a traditional South African dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. Enjoy!
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