A South African Dessert You’ll Love

As South Africans, we certainly know our way around desserts. From melktert and koeksisters to peppermint crisp tart and malva pudding, we’ve hit the mark on satisfying just about any sweet tooth. Among these classics, we’ve got a South African dessert that’ll certainly cure your cravings – the drool-worthy custard slice. Our recipe is oh-so-sweet and creamy with a delightful Tant Sannie twist. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to tuck in!

A Classic South African Dessert

Tant Sannie Custard Slices

To make this South African dessert, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 500g puff pastry
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar (for dusting) plus extra to serve

For the custard filling:

  • 1 gelatin leaf/teaspoon gelatin
  • 550ml whole milk
  • 200ml Tant Sannie se Melktert Liqueur
  • 250ml double cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 100g cornflour
  • 25g custard powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 140g caster sugar

Here’s how to make this delectable South African dessert

Step 1: Prep the pastry

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Roll out 250g of the pastry on a sheet of baking paper to about 25cm square. Scatter over half of the almonds and dust with half of the icing sugar. Cover with another sheet of baking paper and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Repeat with the remaining pastry. Allow both pastry sheets to cool completely.

Step 2: Prep the custard filling

Soften the gelatin in cold water. In a saucepan, combine the milk, Tant Sannie se Melktert Liqueur, double cream, vanilla extract, cornflour, custard powder, egg yolks, and caster sugar. Whisk continuously over low heat until the custard thickens and becomes silky smooth. Remove from heat, add the softened gelatin, and stir until dissolved.

Step 3: Assemble the custard slices

Line the base and sides of a 20cm square tin with baking parchment. Trim one pastry sheet to fit the tin, almond-side down. Spread the custard filling evenly over the pastry. Trim the second pastry sheet into eight rectangles and place them on top of the custard, almond-side up. Press down gently to adhere. Chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Step 4: Serve and enjoy this classic South African dessert

Once chilled, lift the custard slice from the tin and cut into individual portions. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Just a side note – our Tant Sannie Custard Slices are best enjoyed within 24 hours, while the pastry is still crisp and delish!

Take your South African dessert up a notch

With Tant Sannie se Melktert Liqueur, every bite of our Custard Slices becomes a celebration of South African flavour and tradition. Indulge in the sweet, creamy goodness of custard, complemented by the rich, aromatic notes of our liqueur. Whether shared with loved ones or devoured alone, this classic South African dessert is sure to leave a lasting impression. So, go ahead and pour yourself a glass of Tant Sannie se Melktert Liqueur and treat yourself to the taste of a proudly South African dessert!