Milk Tart Jaffles

Be adventurous and fill your jaffle with a truly South African treat!

Recipe by: Thando Manyoni
Serves: 6-8
Time:  45 minutes


  • For the filling;
  • 1 cups milk
  • 10g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6-8 slices of white bread
  • ½ butter, softened
  • Cinnamon sugar:
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

How To Make 

  1. In a saucepan combine half the milk, butter, vanilla essence and cinnamon.
  2. Bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. In a bowl whisk egg, add the flour, cornflour, remaining milk, sugar and salt until smooth.
  4. Slowly temper the hot milk into the egg mixture.
  5. Add the whole mixture back into the saucepan and whisk until the mixture thickens.
  6. Once thickened, remove from the heat and set aside
  7. Combine the ingredients for the cinnamon sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  8. Heat the jaffle iron on the braai
  9. Spray both sides with non-stick spray
  10. Arrange half the bread on a flat surface, butter the outside.
  11. Scoop even amounts of filling on each slice.
  12. Cover with other butter slices, keeping the buttered sides on the outside.
  13. Place inside the jaffle iron, close and cut off the excess crusts.
  14. Cook until golden brown
  15. Remove from the jaffle iron and roll in the cinnamon sugar while hot.

1 thought on “Milk Tart Jaffle Recipe”

  1. Thank You Thank You ❤ brought back so many memorable moments and what a Lovely idea. Im definitely going to try this and im over excited. I forgot i had our Family Jaffle❤❤❤. My Jaffle is 50yrs old❤❤❤❤❤❤

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