Koeksisters are a very sweet and sticky dessert found and originating from South Africa. They are deep fried dough, which has been braided together, then coated in a sweet syrup.

South-Africa - Koeksisters: A traditional South African treat, koeksisters are wickedly sweet and make for a delicious tea time treat.

Here is the recipe for pap, the standard staple food of South Africa. It is made with mielie-meal  (ground corn), and served with just about everything!

Mielie Pap and Sous (Maize Meal served with tomato and onion relish) - this is the traditional accompaniment to most braais in South African

Samoosas (samosas) are yummy triangular shaped 'pies'. They are filled with vegetables, potatoes, and quite often meat; then deep-fried in oil. Although samoosas are very popular in South Africa, they do originate from India.

With a bit of filo pastry in the fridge that needed to be used up, I thought some Spicy Vegetable Samosas would fit the bill perfectly

This is a recipe for umngqusho, samp (maize kernels) and beans mixed with other vegetables. For the Xhosa people it is a delicacy, and it takes lots of time to prepare.

Celebrate your South African heritage on your next Braai Day and serve umngqush, a traditional Xhosa dish made from samp beans and flavoured with herbs.

Melktert is a famous South African dessert. It is a sweet tart/pie made with milk, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Melktert is a famous South African dessert. It is a sweet tart/pie made with milk, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Morogo is a tasty south African dish of steamed spinach, served with other vegetables or starches like tomatoes, onions, potatoes, porridge and more!

Morogo is a tasty south African dish of steamed spinach, served with other vegetables or starches like tomatoes, onions, potatoes, porridge and more!

Here is a recipe for Chakalaka, a traditional spicy South African dish filled with vegetables. Try it with some pap, bread, or rice.

Chakalaka is definitely one of my favorite dishes to cook. A traditional South African stew, it's sweet and spicy, healthy because it's ful.

Frikkadel are traditional South African meat balls, in this case made with ground lamb. They can be served with pap, rice, vegetables.

Frikkadels, the South African version of meatballs - only better!


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