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Recipes tagged with: Sweet

'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.
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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
Brownies

Brownies

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

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.
Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Lemon Meringue Pie

Delight your friends with this melt-in-your mouth dessert which is easy to make.

Tennis biscuit Substitutes

Tennis biscuit Substitutes

These are thin square coconut biscuits, made by by Bakers, South-Africa.  Many Afrikaans recipes from SouthAfrica and Namibia calls for them.  Unfortunatly there is not specific cookie in other countries that can substitute it.  So here is some ideas.