15 Feb, 2016

Health rusks

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Health rusks - These are like muesli bars and slightly crumblier than buttermilk rusks. You can always swap ingredients for an even healthier version...i.e. replace the butter and sugar for oil and natural sugar alternatives. - sugar, butter (melted), bran flakes (crushed), self raising flour, baking powder, salt, sultanas (or raisins), milk (at room temperature), [...]

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15 Feb, 2016

Buttermilk rusks (karringmelk beskuit)

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Buttermilk rusks, karringmelk beskuit in Afrikaans are probably the most popular choice and most traditional flavour when it comes down to a rusk.  A true staple in most South African's diet, or at least they are to the expats I know.  These are hard 'double-baked' biscuits and make the perfect dunkers/dippers in tea and coffee.  [...]

  • super healthy rusks (beskuit) on a plate
11 Feb, 2016

Super healthy rusks (free-from)

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I love South African rusks (not to be confused with baby rusks in the UK & Ireland), but they are not on my radar with my careful eating, so I wanted to try and find a way of still enjoying a rusk or two.  The traditionalists out there might scoff.  But, with the help of [...]

  • pancakes with sugar and lemon
8 Feb, 2016

Pannekoek (pancakes)

By |February 8th, 2016|Breakfast, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Pannekoek (pancakes) - This is a traditional pancake mix for large flat pancakes, similar to crepes. They are best served warm with maple syrup and some fresh berries or savoury topping of your choice. - plain flour, egg (beaten), baking powder, water, salt, rapeseed oil (sunflower, olive oil or butter), Put the dry ingredients into [...]

  • Plaatkoekies (Crumpets)
31 Jan, 2015

Plaatkoekies (pancakes)

By |January 31st, 2015|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

In Afrikaans this translates to stove cakes.  In Britain, we would refer to these as drop scones, which South Africa call them flapjacks.  Confused?  It is in essence thick batter being the difference to normal pancakes, or french style crepes.Plaatkoekies (pancakes) - This is a South African dish similar to British drop scones or sweet [...]

  • cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart)
19 Dec, 2014

Cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart)

By |December 19th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Cape brandy pudding (tipsy tart) - This delicious boozy date pudding with its brandy-laced sauce makes it an excellent alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding. This traditional Cape Brandy Pudding has been a part of South African culinary heritage ever since the first raw firewater was produced at the Cape from Cape grapes. This dessert [...]

  • south african vetkoek
23 Nov, 2014

Vetkoek

By |November 23rd, 2014|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Vetkoek - Vetkoek (pronounced Fet-cook and literally translate as fat cake). It is very easy to make and is basically bread dough deep-fried in oil. A typical South African dish served with mince or biltong etc. - See our recipe for bread dough... ; Leave to prove for minimum of an hour in a warm, [...]