Low GI Milk Tart Nests

Just to balance out my previous recipe for Syrup and Soy Chicken I am adding this fabulous Low GI recipe for Milk tart nests from my friend Desiree.  What a great end to a super yummy meal.  The low GI milk in this recipe offsets the high GI of the phyllo pastry – so all guilt free enjoyment then.

Low GI Milk Tart Nests



3 phyllo pastry sheets
1 litre fat free milk
2.5ml salt
125ml sugar
30ml cake flour
60ml cornstarch
15ml custard powder
3 extra large eggs beaten
5ml vanilla essence
5ml ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Cut the phyllo sheets into 12 square and line muffin tins with two squares overlapping to make nests.  Make sure the hollow is generous.
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until lightly browned.  They brown easily so watch them.
  4. Heat the milk over a medium heat in a large saucepan.
  5. Mix all the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Add the eggs and a little milk to form a paste.
  7. When the milk is boiling, pour a small amount of it into the flour-egg mixture and stir vigorously.
  8. Add the flour-egg mixture to the milk in the saucepan and stir continuously with a whisk over a medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  9. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence.
  10. Leave to cool for 15 minutes.
  11. Spoon the mixture into the nests and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

Serve hot or cold.

Submitted by:  Desiree Visagie, Johannesburg


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