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 Best-ever steak sandwich
  • Time: 45 min.
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Best-ever steak sandwich

This is an economical way to serve steak for the whole family.
 Cinnamon & Vanilla Custard pots

Cinnamon & Vanilla Custard pots

Custard needs gentle cooking to achieve a smooth and creamy texture. This cooking method – in dishes set in water – ensures slow, even cooking and a pleasingly perfect result. A French classic with a 'milk tart' twist.
'Koeksisters' - Twisted Syrup Doughnuts

'Koeksisters' - Twisted Syrup Doughnuts

A delicious sweet treat traditionally from the South Africa. It is pronounced 'cooksister', but actually means cake-sister. With this recipe, which is a variation on the original, you can enjoy this treat with less effort in your own home.  It uses a soft dough which is fried in hot oil and then dunked in warm syrup.
Almost fat-free chips
  • Time: 30-40 minute baking time
  • Complexity:
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Almost fat-free chips

Serve with your favorite meal for a healthy alternative.
Apple tart
  • Time: 45 min.
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Apple tart

A delicious cake type apple tart drenched in a rich sweet syrup.  Quick and easy for a dessert or tea time treat
Beef and broccoli stir-fry
  • Time: 10 min cooking time
  • Complexity:
  • Origin: Asian

Beef and broccoli stir-fry

Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients – with good preparation this meal will be ready in minutes.
Camping Granola

Camping Granola

Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, and honey that is usually baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal-type consistency. Dried fruits, such as raisins and dates, are sometimes added.

Besides serving as food for breakfast and/or snacks, granola is also often eaten by those who are hiking, camping, or backpacking due to the fact that it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store.

Granola is often eaten in combination with yogurt, honey, strawberries, bananas, milk, and/or other forms of cereal. It can also serve as a topping for various types of pastries and/or desserts. Granola, particularly recipes that include flax or linn seeds, is often used to improve digestion.

Coconut Jam Tartlets
  • Time: 20 min baking
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Coconut Jam Tartlets

Hertzoggies are very traditional 'Afrikaanse tertjies'.  A shortcrust pasty filled with apricot jam topped with coconut meringue.  Great to fill the cookie tins for holiday season!  Just don't expect them to last too long.  Normally my short crust pastry is too much for the topping so I added a second topping for left over crust. (see 'Accompanying Recipes'). They also make perfect gifts or could be packaged and sold from your home industry (tuisnywerheid).

Curried Butternut Soup
  • Time: 60 min cooking time
  • Complexity:
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Curried Butternut Soup

Our family's favourite soup is this thick curry soup with the sweetness of butternut .  This amount of soup must be cooked in at least a 10lt pot. Serve it with lots of warm garlic bread.  A great accompaniment is Egyptian Dukkah. Sprinkle over liberally. Bacon can be substituted with any left-over smoked pork.
Delicious Monster Salad
  • Time: 45 min preparation
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Delicious Monster Salad

A delicious salad with raw broccoli that lasts very well.  Perfect to take on a camping trip or accompany a braai.
Fish in spicy tomato

Fish in spicy tomato

This is so delicious you won’t even miss the fat.
Serve with almost fat-free chips.
Fruit Cheese cake

Fruit Cheese cake

A beautiful creamy cheescake that needs no baking.  For that special celebration...  But be not concerned that you need to be very skilled, this recipe is very easy.  Just start it well in advance to allow everything to set well.
Genr. Jan Smuts Tartlets
  • Time: 20 min baking
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Genr. Jan Smuts Tartlets

A topping for jam tartlets. See 'Accompanying Recipes' for pastry and filling.
How to Assemble Pizza
  • Time: 30-40 minute baking time
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans, Italy

How to Assemble Pizza

Here is how we assemble our pizzas.  Make it a family affair and give each one something to put on the dough.  We prefer 'our' pizza than 'mine'!  Just a little bit of child training...

This is not really a diet food, yet you can vary your toppings to suit your diet.  Look around for some that suits your style and taste.

Jaco's Relish

Jaco's Relish

My father-in-law makes this delicious 'concoction' with chillies and onions that they preserve and eat with most savoury dishes.  It will really spice-up sandwiches as well.  The amount of heat you get depends on the type of chilli you use, and the amount can easily be adjusted accordingly. 
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