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Game On To Find SA’s Best Milk Tart

Game On To Find SA’s Best Milk Tart
Proudly South African Deeghuys – the global pioneer in frozen convenience baking – has announced the launch of a competition to find South Africa’s Milk Tart Champion for 2017. The winner of the competition will have their milk tart recipe sold in all Deeghuys stores countrywide and will receive naming rights and royalties for every tart purchased. Four finalists will be invited to a black tie bake off to be held in Cape Town on the 16th of March where the winner will be decided upon.

 

 

Game On To Find SA’s Best Milk Tart
Proudly South African Deeghuys – the global pioneer in frozen convenience baking – has announced the launch of a competition to find South Africa’s Milk Tart Champion for 2017. The winner of the competition will have their milk tart recipe sold in all Deeghuys stores countrywide and will receive naming rights and royalties for every tart purchased. Four finalists will be invited to a black tie bake off to be held in Cape Town on the 16th of March where the winner will be decided upon.

Michael van Niekerk, founder and Director of Deeghuys, says the milk tart has been a firm South African favourite dessert for many years. “The taste and smell of a milk tart is so nostalgic for many people and is totally in line with the aim of Deeghuys – to bring families and friends together through the joyful experience of baking.”

Some historians believe that the original milk tart recipe can be traced back to a dish described by Thomas van der Noot in his recipe book created in 1510 “Een notabel boexcken van cokeryen” (A Notable Book of Cookery), says van Niekerk. “It is thought to have been created by the Dutch as a result of the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in Cape Town in 1652, which was used as a resting point for ships along the Netherlands-Indonesia route. Cinnamon was brought to the Cape via the European and South East Asian ships and was combined with the fresh dairy available from the Cape Colony farms to create this delicious dessert.”

The milk tart champion competition is being hosted in conjunction with the launch of The South African Milk Tart Collection recipe book by Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy. The recipe book will feature over 80 milk tart recipes – one to suit everybody’s tastes and every occasion. The flavours range from traditional cinnamon to naartjie peel, peach leaves, nutmeg or vanilla pods, even almond extract, caramel, citrus zest or cardamom. These recipes will be able to be used for other tasty treats such as a tart; baked or unbaked, as a dessert, smoothie, shooter, milkshake or filling for other treat, such as doughnuts. It will also include recipes from all over the world, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, America, France, the United Kingdom and even China.

The whole purpose behind Deeghuys is to make the lives of our customers easier by providing a convenient way for them to have high quality, freshly baked food at home, says van Niekerk. “We specialise in creating and selling a wide range of frozen dough-based food products, which customers can then bake conveniently in the comfort of their own home. We look forward to receiving the milk tart recipes so that we can celebrate this uniquely South African dessert,” concludes van Niekerk.

Click here for more information about the competition.

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