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Recipes tagged with: Van der Merwe favourite

'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
Large Quantity Pizza Dough

Large Quantity Pizza Dough

Being a large family I don't make my pizza in round pans, as they waste space and time.  I make it in larger rectangular pans that fit exactly in my oven.  Because pizza is our family's unanimous favourite I make enough for at least two meals taking in consideration the time and effort that go in it.  I would either freeze the second portion or take the next day off cooking!  This amount makes about 12 - 14 thin crust, medium, round pizzas.  It fills at least 6 of my pans. (33 X 55 cm)
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.

Mixed Garden Salad

Mixed Garden Salad

A delightful salad that serves well as side dish with pasta dishes, or could be served as a starter.  ingredients could be altered according to the season.
No-cook Tomato Sauce for Pizza

No-cook Tomato Sauce for Pizza

I make this sauce for pizza which we apply liberally to the base of the pizza.  It requires no cooking as I use tinned tomato products only.
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