South African food

Collection by Catharina Venter

Catharina Venter
Milk tart (Melk tert) is as South African as Biltong & Dry wors. I would have sex with anyone who could make this properly. Köstliche Desserts, Delicious Desserts, Dessert Recipes, Yummy Food, Tart Recipes, Sweet Recipes, Baking Recipes, Baking Pies, Pudding Recipes

Easy Milk Tart recipe, Melk tert

I am all for easy cooking and this Milk tart recipoe is the easiest and the tastiest I have come across. The filling is creamy and dusted with cinnamon to make it a real treat

Souskluitjies: Traditional South African dessert dumplings with a sugary cinnamon butter sauce (from The Food Box) Makes me miss my OUMA South African Desserts, South African Dishes, South African Recipes, Kos, Wine Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Dessert Ideas, Gastronomia


The first time that I had "souskluitjies" for dessert, was at my Grandma Naomi Uys's house in Johannesburg when I was about 15 years old. My Ouma was a very grand lady - perfectly groomed, well-traveled, informed and very stylish. Their townhouse in Northcliff was impeccable, filled with beautiful Persian carpets and mohair curtains.

Cynthia's Koeksisters - The Best South African Koeksister Recipe - From Ladismith in the Klein Karoo South African Desserts, South African Dishes, South African Recipes, Africa Recipes, Koeksisters Recipe, Kos, Croissants, Donuts, Yummy Food

The Best Koeksister recipe & my adventures in the Klein Karoo

It was only about 3 hours into the drive along Route 62 when I realised what I was actually doing; I was travelling 400km into the middle of the Klein Karoo (aka nowhere) in search of 'The Perfect Koeksister'. Those that know me, expect nothing less, but still, it was quite crazy. Even for me. The beautiful Klein Karoo To catch you up to speed, a koeksister is a plaited, deep-fried doughnut drenched in a seriously sticky syrup. It's a treat as South African as milk tart, biltong and beer…

Rind Jam (I'm totally serious here) Watermelon Rind Jam (a favourite South African treat!)Watermelon Rind Jam (a favourite South African treat! Chutneys, Watermelon Jam, Recipe For Watermelon Rind Preserves, Banana Jam, Jam And Jelly, Canning Recipes, Canning Tips, Watermelon Recipes Canning, Canning Corn

Slatko Watermelon Rind Jam

You then leave the rind and skin for a few hours and then you boil it down with vanilla, cinnamon, lemon and cloves or whatever flavours you like. The pieces turn into sticky, translucent golden cubes bathed in a lovely honeyed liquid. The key to a good slatko is to have the pieces with some texture so that it isn't mushy. I made mine less sweet than usual halving the sugar quantity (it is usually one part sugar to one part fruit).

Jaffles - toasted in a jaffle pan - it normally has a savoury mincemeat filling - delicious. Must bring a jaffle iron back with me when we next kuier South African Dishes, South African Recipes, Kos, Braai Recipes, African Life, Biltong, Soul Food, Food And Drink, Cooking

“Bushman Ventures“ Jaffle Iron

A “jaffle iron” is a closed metal skillet as such: it consists of two hinged halves. You place two slices of bread with a filling in-between on the one half, close the two halves togeth…

Buttermilk Rusks This is the ultimate buttermilk rusk recipe. The taste and crumb are far superior to all other rusk recipes. South African Dishes, South African Recipes, Cooking Time, Cooking Recipes, Oven Recipes, What's Cooking, Yummy Recipes, Copykat Recipes, Savoury Recipes

Buttermilk rusks (notes: half the recipe is more than enough, maybe a bit more sugar and some extra salt) - but otherwise a very good recipe

66 Square Feet (The Food): Boerewors recipe----South Africa Homemade Sausage Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Barbecue Recipes, Barbecue Sauce, Steak Recipes, Grilling Recipes, Yummy Recipes, South African Dishes

Boerewors spice recipe

A South African braaivleis (BRIGH [like high] - flayce, lit. 'roast meat,' but meaning barbecue) is nothing without boerewors [BOO-ruh-vawrs, farmers sausage]. But boerewors is close to impossible to find in New York, and when you do, it's a bizarre echo of something the maker never tasted themselves. In 2010, when I first started looking for recipes for boerewors online, it amazed me that this ubiquitous South African sausage, available in every supermarket and butchery and corner joint in…

 Sooooo craving these lately. South African Desserts, South African Dishes, South African Recipes, How To Cook Corn, Food To Make, Sweets Cake, No Bake Treats, African Style, Scones

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Favourite South African Recipes :: White-scones

Vetkoek - A traditional South African comfort food which goes down well with soups or stew. Also amazing if you hollow them out and fill them with savory mince or curry. Read Recipe by piscesarticle Banting Diet, Banting Recipes, Low Carb Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Bread Recipes, Oven Recipes, Cooking Ham, Copycat Recipes, Dinner Recipes


I am not entirely sure how to describe these little morsels – think doughnut minus the hole and without the sweet topping; yip, that is about right, well sort of. Vetkoek is a proudly South A…