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, Eintlik is dié lekkerte Australies, maar omdat my ouma dit só lekker gemaak het, is dit vir my pure Suid-Afrikaans!

Recipes - I Love Cooking, How to cook South African recipes

There is nothing better than a piping hot stew for dinner enjoyed with a nice glass of red wine when it’s cold and rainy outside.

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

Namibian Potjiekos Recipe: A potjie is fantastic for any safari you go on, it is a very social occasion with everyone helping out with the preparation of the meat and vegetables and then sitting around the fire as it bubbles away. This is a great recipe f

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, Creme soda just isn't the same, if it's not bright green.

Yummy Braai (what South African's call a BBQ) side recipe...

“Braai tart” – Polenta, Mushroom and Bacon tart. (Remove bacon, and no cheese - add marinara sauce, maybe)

Caramel & Biscuit Cake is a classic South African dessert. I dare you to try it!

Caramel & Biscuit Cake