A koeksister comes from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to "cookie".2 types version the SA syrup-coated doughnut: an Afrikaner version which is a twisted or braided shape (like a plait) and a Cape Malay version which is a spicy treat finished off with a sprinkling of coconut. It is prepared by deep-frying plaited dough rolls in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. They are very sticky and sweet and taste like honey. It serves as snack on your coffee or tea time.
Malva pudding is a sweet pudding of Cape Dutch origin, usually served hot with custard and/or ice-cream. It is made with apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. It is found on the dessert menu of South African restaurants
Bobotie is a traditional South African Dish. It's origin is unknown, although we know that the word originates from the Indonesian word bobotok of which a recipe appears in a 1609 Dutch recipe book. Initially the Cape Malay introduced it in South Africa,
Biltong is a variety of cured meat that originated in South Africa. Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms.South Africa - Biltong, known elsewhere in the world as jerky. (Meat, seasoned and dried.)
In South Africa, potjiekos translated "small pot food", is a stew prepared outdoors. It is traditionally cooked in a round, cast iron, three-legged pot, the potjie, descended from the Dutch oven brought from the Netherlands to South Africa in the 17th century
Rusks is the anglicized term for (Afrikaans: beskuit) and is a traditional Afrikaner breakfast meal or snack. They have been dried in South Africa since the late 1690s as way of preserving bread, especially when travelling long distances without refrigeration