Pumpkin fritters: A firm local favourite - a delicious South African dish, quick to make and with the flavour of traditional South African food. Influences on South African food are wide and varied including Dutch, French, Portuguese, French, Malay, Moroccan and Indian.
South African Yellow Rice with raisins is made by adding turmeric to the cooking water, along with raisins. In Afrikaans it's called 'Begrafnisrys' which means 'funeral rice'. It refers to the fact that people would usually have to travel a long way for funerals in times when ox-wagons were the most common type of transport, so everything would be done to make the simple ingredients farmers had on hand more 'special'.
Bobotie is a classic South African dish of gently-spiced ground meat full of raisins which is then oven-baked with a layer of savory egg custard on top to form a crust and keep the meat moist. Tradionally it is served with Yellow Rice. ♥ Cook Sisters!