Milk Tart Samousas

A South African classic, my Grandmother has been making milk tart for me since I could barely look over the kitchen counter. Today I thought I’d give it a little twist and combine the crispy, flaky goodness of samousa pastry with the tried and true ooey gooey milk tart filling. I have added pictures below (labeled in the recipe) to help with any folding issues that may come up.

It’s time to put on your stretchy pants, this is a treat yourself moment.


1L milk         

15g butter

3 eggs

5ml vanilla essence

12.5ml flour

12.5ml corn flour

250ml sugar

Pinch of salt

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Samosa wrappers (you’ll find them in the freezer aisle)

Sunflower oil


  1. Place the milk and butter in a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Beat the eggs lightly together. Add the sugar, flour corn flour, vanilla essence and salt and mix to form a smooth paste.
  3. Remove the milk from the heat and gradually whisk in the egg mixture.
  4. Return the pot to the heat and bring to the boil to cook out the flours. Continue to boil the mixture, stirring continuously, until it thickens.
  5. Pour into a greased baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  6. Set in the fridge overnight.
  7. The next day layer two sheets of samosa wrapper on top of one another and place 15ml of milk tart mixture 1cm from the bottom. (Picture 1). Take the bottom left corner of the pastry and fold it over the milk tart to the right hand side (Picture 2). Repeat the triangular folds, alternating directions, to the top of the pastry keeping the mixture firmly wrapped. When you get to the end tuck in the end (trim as needed). (Picture 3). Then get yourself a little production line going (Picture 4).
  8. Heat the sunflower oil to 180C (medium/high heat) and fry the samousas until golden brown. 
  9. Sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy!

Having trouble converting your quantities? recieve a free printable conversion chart to make converting recipes quick and easy.

Picture Guide




Success! You're on the list.

Like my content? Why not buy me a coffee:

2 Replies to “Milk Tart Samousas”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s