Table Mountain Cableway is celebrating National Milk Tart Day, by releasing a YouTube video featuring the Cableway’s pastry chef, Octavia Nkomombini, sharing the recipe for her much loved interpretation of this South African classic in all its shortbread-crusted, custard-filled deliciousness.
“Our Cableway milk tart is a simple but delicious treat. I have been a baker for 10 years and this recipe is one that I have developed along the way. It is original, and made with a whole lot of love,” says Octavia, who stars in the video below:
Keen to bake our wonderous tart yourself? Here's the recipe for Octavia’s Wonder of Nature Milk Tart:
Bringing the milk tart to the mountain top is an action-packed affair, with Octavia leading the way in the Lower Station production kitchen.
“When the first visitors arrive around 8.30am the Table Mountain Café and WiFi Lounge need to be ready to serve them,” says Octavia. “Starting at 6.30am our milk tart is freshly baked, with six to 12 tarts being sent up in the cable car daily.”
The Cableway’s milk tart, as well as a range of other confectionary items are available from the Table Mountain Café daily. On Fridays, South African pensioners who purchase a Seniors Special ticket (R100 return) can enjoy a slice of milk tart as part of the café’s Pensioner Meal.