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 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.
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Anise

Anice is the sweet seeds of a flowering herb.  It bears a strong family resemblance to the members of the carrot family, that includes dill, fennel, coriander, cumin and caraway with its fine feathery leaves. Many of these relatives have been described as having a licorice flavour, to some extent, but anise is the true taste of licorice— its oils are distilled into the flavouring for licorice candy (not from the herb licorice, which has a different taste).
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
Avocado salsa

Avocado salsa

This salsa  goes well with many dishes, grilled or braaied chicken, wraps, fish, and curries. A must for mexican dishes.
Brownies

Brownies

Quick and easy, yet rich and moist!  Don't pass this one by.
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.

Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile is known for the medicinal purposes it can provide!  The tea has a somewhat apple flavor. The flowerheads are what is used for medicinal purposes.
Chives
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Chives

It is one of the most common herbs that is grown in every herb garden! They are more pleasing in taste!
Cloves

Cloves

The word ‘clove’ is from the Latin word for ‘nail’. Cloves are the immature unopened flower buds of a tropical tree; they resemble small nails, with a tapered stem. The large end of the clove is the four-pointed flower bud.  It has a warm, pungent, and aromatic bouquet. Its flavour is sweetly pungent, astringent, and strongly aromatic, providing a anesthetic feel to the mouth when bitten on.
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 Eggs
  • Time: 35 min
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Curried Eggs

This is a Van der Merwe family favourite. This is a mild curry.  Chilli can added to make stronger curry. This amount of suce should be enough for a about 12 -14 eggs.

Dill

The plant is grown in the herb garden towards the back for it grows to be about 2-3 feet with ferny type leaves which makes for a pretty background to other herbs. It is an annual plant grown mostly from seed which produces heads of tiny yellow flowers. It does prefer full sun and will re-seed itself if you let the flowers go to seed in the fall.
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.
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