It was National Dessert Day on Wednesday in America, and since South Africa doesn’t have its own dedicated day (although Melk Tart does have a national day on 27th February)…we thought we’d use this excuse to celebrate with South African desserts this weekend.

[vc_button title=”1″ color=”default”] Peppermint Crisp Tart

Peppermint Crisp tart is a South African classic. What makes this dessert so special has to be the mixed flavours of coconut, peppermint, caramel, and chocolate. It is also quick and easy to make.


Peppermint Crisp Tart Recipe

[vc_button title=”2″ color=”default”] Malva Pudding

Malva Pudding is a traditional South African dessert generally served with custard. It is made with apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. It is often found on the dessert menu of many South African restaurants. These have been baked in a muffin pan and served with a creme anglaise and a berry coulis.


Malva Pudding Recipe

[vc_button title=”3″ color=”default”] Milk Tart

There is nothing like a proper homemade South African milktart (or melktert in Afrikaans, and sometimes spelt as two words – milk tart or melk tert).  Either way, it’s quick and easy for tea or dessert! And it’s so South African it has its own National Day – 27th February!


Milk Tart Recipe