Ystervarkies are small cubes of cake that are dipped in chocolate sauce and then rolled in coconut, to resemble hedgehogs. (“Yservarkie” is Afrikaans for “hedgehog”.) South African lamingtons are much smaller than the Australian and New Zealand versions, usually measuring only 3 or 4 cm square.

Ystervarkies are small cubes of cake that are dipped in chocolate sauce and then rolled in coconut, to resemble hedgehogs. (“Yservarkie” is Afrikaans for “hedgehog”.) South African lamingtons are much smaller than the Australian and New Zealand versions, usually measuring only 3 or 4 cm square.

This Namibian Potjiekos recipe is great for any social occasion. Everyone helps out with the preparation and then you leave it to bubble away...

Namibian Potjiekos Recipe

This Namibian Potjiekos recipe is great for any social occasion. Everyone helps out with the preparation and then you leave it to bubble away...

South African version of CREME SODA, one of the foods that Lexi Mills, an expat in London, says she misses most from her homeland: http://thedisplacednation.com/2012/05/08/when-in-london-hey-ag-no-man-10-foods-i-still-miss-from-my-homeland/. Creme soda just isn't the same, she says, if it's not bright green.

South African version of CREME SODA, one of the foods that Lexi Mills, an expat in London, says she misses most from her homeland: http://thedisplacednation.com/2012/05/08/when-in-london-hey-ag-no-man-10-foods-i-still-miss-from-my-homeland/. Creme soda just isn't the same, she says, if it's not bright green.

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