Authentic South African Dishes

Collection by Claudine Bezuidenhoudt

Claudine Bezuidenhoudt

Malva Pudding, South African Baked Dessert Recipe -

47 reviews
70 minutes

This is more delicious than the sum of its parts! It's a real traditional oldie. RETESTED ON 22 Oct 07: After reading the reviews, I have just made this again. I cut down a little on the sugar in the sauce (it was 5 oz originally), but it should actually be a sweet pudding!! The sauce was quite enough to moisten the entire pudding -- it should not be dripping with sauce, as you can see in the photographs. Do not serve immediately, but let it stand, keeping warm, to give the sauce a chance to…

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.


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…

"Melkkos", a traditional South African Recipe

"Melkkos", a traditional South African Recipe

Melkkos (milk food) is one of those South African heritage dishes you remember from your childhood in grandma's kitchen and "Melkkos" is one of my favourite dishes ever. It is a dish with its main ingredient being milk, to which you add some flour and butter.