South African recipes

Collection by Lynne Gunter • Last updated 11 weeks ago

Lynne Gunter


Nothing beats milk tart and this recipe puts a spin on the South African favourite. Try these milk tart cookie cups for the ultimate treat.

Maklike melktert

By die McGregors se boerekos-eetplek, Bagdad Café, tussen Nieuwoudtville en Vanrhynsdorp, kan jy aansit vir boerekostreffers, soos bobotie en hierdie heerlike kitsklaar-melktert.

Bobotie revisited - Cooksister | Food, Travel, Photography

Bobotie is a classic Cape Malay dish from South Africa - gently spiced mince with sultanas and flaked almonds baked under a savoury custard.

Traditionally South African rusks are full of sugar and fat. To turn them into the perfect breakfast snack I came up with a delicious healthy rusks recipe.

Healthy Rusks Recipe - Low sugar & high fiber - Domestic Goddesses

Traditionally South African rusks are full of sugar and fat. To turn them into the perfect breakfast snack I came up with a delicious healthy rusks recipe.

Ouma Hester’s Melktert (Grandmother Hester’s Milk Tart)

A lip smacking variation on the traditional South African legendary milk tart. Ouma Hester has shared this recipe countless times. The Dutch origins of the Melktert recipe can be traced back to the sixteenth century. The recipe is a real winner. It is enjoyed with coffee or tea, or as a desert, and very easy to prepare.

Peri Peri Sauce - garlicy, spicy, lemony, tangy & so addictive!

174 reviews
60 minutes

Peri Peri Sauce should be garlicy, spicy, lemony, tangy and utterly addictive. This bright, fresh, fully-flavoured version hits all the right notes.

South African Mini Bunny Chow - Honest Cooking

A cocktail version of the famous South African Indian Bunny Chows.

My, my it's bobotie pie! | Melkkos & Merlot recipe

A winning recipe that turns ordinary bobotie into a meal plenty grand enough for entertaining.

Gourmet Boerewors Braai Pie

Filled with boerewors, Rhodes Braai Relish and gooey cheese, this delicious and filling braai side dish is one for the meat lovers.

Buttermilk Ouma Rusks Recipe

128 reviews

These are a wonderful quick breakfast and are lovely as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea.


Gewoonlik word bobotie warm saam met rys bedien, maar ek het dit in klein blokkies gesny en by kamertemperatuur saam met blatjang voorgesit

Malva Pudding, South African Baked Dessert Recipe -

Malva Pudding, South African Baked Dessert Recipe -

49 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…

Traditional South African Bobotie with Fragrant Yellow Rice

traditional south african bobotie with fragrant yellow rice

I’m a little late publishing this traditional South African Bobotie recipe because Monday was Heritage here and I should have done it before. Anyway, it’s a recipe I made about 5 years ago for the …