Seven Layer Cookies

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I bake these on a parchment lined pan and when cool remove the cookies with the parchment and allow my guests to cut the slice they want. Always the first to go, people can never have enough…

INGREDIENTS
1 pkt tennis biscuits/graham crackers
100g butter or margerine
2 cups chocolate chips or 1 cup of each peanut butter chips & chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 480g 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

METHOD
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F
2. Crumb biscuits/crackers in a zip seal bag and a rolling pin or in a food processor.
3. Cube butter and add to bowl and whizz. If you are doing it in a bag, melt the butter and mix in the crumbs.
4. Press into a 26 x 38 cm pan. Sprinkle the coconut over the crumbs, then the chocolate chips and then the nuts over the chocolate chips.
5. Evenly drizzle the condensed milk over all the layers.
6. Bake until golden brown around the edges and springy to the touch, about 20-30 minutes.
7. Remove to a wire rack a allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Milk tart (Melktert)

Melktert is a South African custard tart. It does not require any baking.

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INGREDIENTS
1 pkt tennis biscuits or graham crackers. Tennis biscuits have coconut in them so I would add some dessicated coconut if you are using graham crackers
4 tbls butter or margarine.

1. Crush the biscuits/crackers till powdery.
2. Add the melted butter/marg and mix well.
3. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a large pyrex rectangular dish until the entire dish is coated with an even layer.

FILLING
4 cups milk
2 1/2 tbls flour
2 1/2 tbls cornflour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
5 ml vanilla extract
1 tbls butter/margarine
cinnamon

1. Pour the milk and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
2. Mix the eggs, flour, cornflour & vanilla together in a separate mixing bowl.
3. Remove the boiling milk from the heat and slowly add to the egg mixture stirring all the time.
4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and put it back on the heat, stir until the mixture thickens to a thick custard (coats the back of the spoon).
5. Add the butter/margarine and beat in.
6. Pour into the biscuit/cracker shell.
7. Sprinkle with cinnamon to coat the surface.
8. Allow to cool and refrigerate before serving.
9. Remove from the fridge 10 minutes before serving.