How to make it

  • Pastry
  • The pastry can be made by hand or in a food processor.
  • Cream together the Butter, Sugar and Salt and then rub or pulse in the Flour, Mixed Spice and Egg Yolks.
  • Add the Ice-Cold Water and process to form a firm dough, taking care not to overwork the pastry.
  • Roll the pastry into a large, fat sausage. Wrap snugly in cling film and rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Grease a 30cm metal tart mould.
  • Slice the pastry into thin slivers approximately 3-5mm thick and line the tart mould. Simply press them together, level out and then tidy up the sides by pushing with your thumb. Alternative, roll out the pastry on a lightly-floured surface and transfer gently to the tart mould. Prick all over with a fork.
  • Freeze for at least an hour before baking.
  • Preheat the over to 200˚C. Bake the pastry shell direct from the freezer until crisp and golden - about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before filling.
  • The Custard Filling
  • Pour the milk into a large glass bowl suitable for microwave oven. Add the butter and stick cinnamon and bring to the boil.
  • Whisk together the castor sugar, Cake Flour, Corn Flour, Salt and 3 whole Eggs.
  • Pour this mixture gradually into the hot milk mixture while whisking continuously. I know this should be done the other way around, but I have fround that by whisking vigorously you can prevent clumps from forming.
  • Also, the secret is to have really hot milk to start off with so that the mixture starts to thinken almost immediately.
  • Microwave on high for 3 to 4 1 minute intervals. Whisk after each interval until the mixture is cooked.
  • Remove the stick cinnamon and add the vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Pour the hot mixture into the pastry shell.
  • Sprinkle liberally with ground cinnamon and allow to cool completely before serving.

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  • lindyjj 3 years ago
    Another SA favourite of mine!! Bookmarked!!! Mmmm.... it looks yummy! Thanks!
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    hungerhealer ate it and said...
    Oh ... I miss this sooooooooo much !! Thanx !! 5 f's to you !!
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe Genna! YOu have some great baking tips included in your instructions as well. Can't wait to try this one!
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  • juliecake 6 years ago
    Beautiful!
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  • knoxcop 6 years ago
    This looks and sounds delicious! Now if I only had a metric set of measuring tools...--Kn0x--
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