If you love those classic South African recipes that your mom or grandma used to make, then this recipe for Ginger Fridge Tart (or Gemmertert) is right up your alley!


150 g ginger biscuits
50 g butter

1 cup (250 ml or 300 gram) golden syrup, preferably Lyle’s golden syrup
1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) ground ginger
2 tablespoons (30 ml) chopped preserved ginger (see comments)
2 tablespoons (30 ml) custard powder
2 tablespoons (30 ml) cornflour
2 tablespoons cold water
1/2 cup (125 ml) cream

How to
Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs and add to the melted butter. Alternatively, crumb biscuits in a food processor, add butter and mix together.

Press firmly into a pie plate and set aside.

Combine the golden syrup, ginger syrup, ground ginger and boiling water. Add the chopped preserved ginger.

Mix custard powder and cornflour into the cold water and add to the mixture.

Boil for 3 minutes and pour the mixture into the prepared crust.

Refrigerate the tart to allow the filling to set.

Decorate with whipped cream.


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This recipe and photo is from the Rainbow Cooking website, where you will find a collection of mostly South African recipes, both traditional and modern.