melktert, noun

Plurals:
melkterte /ˈmɛlktertə/, melkterts.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, melk milk + tert tart.
A traditional baked custard tart, flavoured with spice; milk tart. Also attributive.
1938 Mrs Gossip in Star 1 Dec. 12Pannekoeke, braaiwors, melktert, mosbolletjies, beskuit and coffee could be had in plenty.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 61She was able to bake a cake and prepare melktert and poffertjies for Queen Mary and her ladies-in-waiting.
1958 A. Jackson Trader on Veld 44I..recall..‘melk tert’ (milk tart)..and many other specialities of the old South African kitchen.
1964 L.G. Green Old Men Say 120Grilled snoek with butter sauce, pickled fish, tomato bredie, melktert and other old favourites appear regularly on the railway menus.
1971 Argus 5 June 1The Cape Malays excelled in the art of baking, especially the melktert with crushed cardomons [sic] and cinnamon lightly strewn on the egg and milk filling.
1981 E. Prov. Herald 1 June 3South Africa, with its cuisine firmly based on the bredie, the bobotie, the melktert and the tjop.
1988 M. Le Chat in Flying Springbok Apr. 27‘It was so lekker working with somebody else for a change,’ says David Kramer, giving his trademark, melktert-sized grin.
1989 T. Botha in Style Dec. 158Davids talks about how Afrikaans has taken part of its structure from the old Malayo-Portuguese language spoken by the slaves and political exiles from the East...Foods like bobotie, blatjang, bredie, melktert, koeksisters and konfyts.
1990 Weekly Mail 21 Dec. (Suppl.) 21The guests ate bobotie, yellow rice, melktert and koeksusters.
1994 M-Net TV 24 Aug. (Egoli)Do I really have to have tea with koeksusters and melktert to make me feel welcome?
A traditional baked custard tart, flavoured with spice; milk tart. Also attributive.

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