Ystervarkies are small cubes of cake that are dipped in chocolate sauce and then rolled in coconut, to resemble hedgehogs. (“Yservarkie” is Afrikaans for “hedgehog”.) South African lamingtons are much smaller than the Australian and New Zealand versions, usually measuring only 3 or 4 cm square.

Ystervarkies are small cubes of cake that are dipped in chocolate sauce and then rolled in coconut, to resemble hedgehogs. (“Yservarkie” is Afrikaans for “hedgehog”.) South African lamingtons are much smaller than the Australian and New Zealand versions, usually measuring only 3 or 4 cm square.

Snoek Braai (BBQ).  Snoek is the local name for a species of pike that inhabits the waters around the South African coast.  The flesh is firm and succulent,   Delicious cooked on hot coals or smoked.

Snoek Braai (BBQ). Snoek is the local name for a species of pike that inhabits the waters around the South African coast. The flesh is firm and succulent, Delicious cooked on hot coals or smoked.

Pampoenkoekies Umm... Need google translate! But I'm guessing there's flour, butter, and sugar!

Pampoenkoekies Umm... Need google translate! But I'm guessing there's flour, butter, and sugar!

Remember the Jaffels, I dont just remember them, I still make them!

“Bushman Ventures“ Jaffle Iron


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Easy No Bake Milk Tart - not sure if it was this recipe, but we had this at a South African friend's home on Sunday. It is divine!!!

Easy No Bake Milk Tart - not sure if it was this recipe, but we had this at a South African friend's home on Sunday. It is divine!!!

Koeksisters Recipe - a traditional South African donut made with a simple dough and sweet, spiced syrup. YUM!

Koeksisters Recipe - a traditional South African donut made with a simple dough and sweet, spiced syrup. YUM!

No one, I repeat, no one makes South African Creamed Spinach like we do!! (Creme Fraische please!)

No one, I repeat, no one makes South African Creamed Spinach like we do!! (Creme Fraische please!)

This easy scone recipe makes the best scones ever and it only has 3 ingredients! thelinkssite.com

Quick and Easy Scone

Malva Pudding, South African Baked Dessert. Photo by SnufkinFin http://www.food.com/recipe/malva-pudding-south-african-baked-dessert-118545

Malva Pudding, South African Baked Dessert

Malva Pudding, South African Baked Dessert. Photo by SnufkinFin http://www.food.com/recipe/malva-pudding-south-african-baked-dessert-118545

Roosterkoek, that old South African favourite that's essential to any braai. http://www.victorianroom.co.za/index.php?option=com_zoo=item_id=31=81

Roosterkoek - a South African braai essential

Roosterkoek, that old South African favourite that's essential to any braai. http://www.victorianroom.co.za/index.php?option=com_zoo=item_id=31=81

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