Traditional South African Food

I am using the word traditional in the sense of older, mostly Afrikaaans speaking people, so forgive me if I have left out traditional foods from other cultural groups.
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Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread - no barbeque (braai) is complete without garlic bread.

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread - this recipe starts from scratch - first you make the bread, then you add garlic butter and cheese and heat again.

Tamatiebredie (tomato stew) is my wife's favourite, but she has never attempted making it herself.

South African Tomato Stew (Tamatie bredie

South African food - boerewors (sausage).

Boerewors (farmers sausage), everyone’s favourite a must at every South African braai - South African barbecue tips and ideas

Hoenderpastei (chicken pie) is one of our favourite dinner or festive dishes.

Chicken Pie, Traditional South African Style

Our favorite African recipes from Genius Kitchen offer many dishes from this varied cuisine, from meaty stews to vegetable sides.

Pannekoek (pancake) with cinnamon-sugar is normally served as a dessert or with bean soup in the cold and wet winter months.

Pannekoek recipe for traditional South African pannekoek. South African pannekoek is a flat version of pancakes.

Braaibroodjies - a braai is simply not perfect without these delicacies: crunchy brown on the outside, but soft and wonderfully flavoursome inside.

Abby's Cooking Kitchen: The South African Braai - How to have that perfect BraaiVleis

Strawberry Basil Sangria. Yes, I know it's not traditional South African, but it is so refreshing!

Strawberry Basil Sangria Tastes Like Spring - want it: jetzt! ½ lb of fresh strawberries 1 apple 1 ounce of fresh whole basil leaves 1 bottle of Cline Cellar's Cool Climate Chardonnay ½ cup organic sugar 1 cup of club soda 1 cup of white grape juice

Traditionally pieces of bread dough was was fried in fat, hence the name vetkoek (fat cake). It is a quick alternative to baking bread. Vetkoek goes well with curried mince and soup.

Ingredients 2 cups ml) flour 2 teaspoons ml) baking powder (or replace the flour and baking powder with self-raising flour) 1 tablespoon sugar ½ t ml) salt 1 cup ml) milk 2 eggs

Gemmerkoekies (ginger nuts) are made from a soft dough, rolled into little balls, resulting in gemmerkoekies that are soft and chewy on the inside and crispy outside.

Ingredients 2 cups ml) flour 75 gram butter ¾ cup ml) sugar 80 ml cup) syrup 1 teaspoon ml) baking soda 1 teaspoon ml) mixed spice 2 teaspoons teaspoons ml) milk 1 ex

Hoenderpastei (chicken pie) the way granny used to make it. For an English recipe try the pin which links to

Hierdie maklik hoenderpastei is nie net vinnig om voor te berei nie, maar sal sommer ook jou sak pas.

You either love kerrie-skaapafval (curried tripe) or you can't face just the thought of it.

You either love kerrie-skaapafval (curried tripe) or you can't face just the thought of it.

This delicious mild lamb curry potjie makes a winter winner meal. Serve with rice of your choice.

Post Currie Cup Curry potjie

Chicken Curry Potjie Chicken Curry Potjie (pot) is a great way to be able to entertain and still enjoy a great meal by simply adding all the ingredients into a huge pot over the fire place and leaving to simmer.

South African style wildsvleispastei (venison pie) is fantastic with yellow rice and a side dish of cooked dried peaches or quinches.

Venison pie (almost) like Mamma used to make