Banana Bread Recipe  1 3/4 cups flour  2/3 cup sugar  2 tsps. baking powder  1/2 tsp. baking soda  1/4 tsp. salt  1 cup mashed banana (2 to 3 medium ripe bananas)  1/3 cup shortening or butter  2 Tbsp. milk  2 eggs  1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Best Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread (I added a scoop of Greek yogurt, used half granulated and half brown sugar and a tablespoon or so of molasses). After tasting the finished bread, next time I will add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

South African Peppermint Crisp Tart: An easy quick dessert that will have you scooping for more.

Easy short cut South African Peppermint Crisp Tart: An easy quick dessert that will have you scooping for more.

Afrikaner Oxtail and Red Wine Potjie Ingredients 500gfresh oxtails  10 slices of bacon cut into 2.5cm pieces ½ cup flour, seasoned liberally with salt and pepper 1 litre beef stock 115g tomato paste 1 bay leaf 6 black peppercorns 1 bouquet garni 4 large leeks, chopped coarsely 2 large onions, chopped coarsely 6 large carrots, 2chopped coarsely and 4 diced finely 20 button mushrooms, quartered 250ml red wine 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons crushed garlic

Oxtail and red wine potjie

Afrikaner Oxtail and Red Wine Potjie - a South African Stew Recipe - Cook Sister Read Recipe by NeedsToKnow

Roosterkoek - a South African braai essential (makes about 12) Ingredients: 300g plain flour 10ml instant yeast 5ml salt 15ml sugar 30ml sunflower oil 180-200ml warm water

Roosterkoek

Roosterkoek (literally "grill cake" is a classic South African braai (BBQ) side dish - yeast dough baked over the coals till golden.

Chicken Stew (African Style)Ingredients ¼-1/2 cup oil 3- 3½ pound chicken cut in pieces 5-6 Roma tomatoes or 2 cups tomato puree 1 medium onion sliced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 Tablespoon paprika ¼ teaspoon curry powder 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon maggi or bouillon granules 2 green onion chopped whites and green parts 3 tablespoon parsley 1- 2 cups of sliced carrots Salt and pepper to taste Instructions

African Chicken Stew

Stews have always been part of the cuisine in Africa specifically in West African Countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya and my home country Cameroon. There are all kinds of stews – beef, (Caribbean Chicken Stew)

Traditional Lamb and Potato Potjie  Ingredients: 1.5kg lamb shanks onion, chopped Tbsp olive oil Tbsp balsamic vinegar Lemon juice Tbsp Garam Masala Couple of tomatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 Cup Beef stock 500g baby potatoes, in jackets 10 baby marrows, sliced 10 patty pans, halved 500g mushrooms, halved salt and pepper to taste

WINNING Potjie Recipe (and yes you may try this at home) Traditional Lamb and Potato Potjie, South Africa ~ Recipe

Ingredients 2 kg lamb knuckles/shanks cut into 2.5 cm pieces 80-100 ml flour 50 g butter 30 ml olive oil 2 large onions, chopped 2 garlic gloves, chopped 1 large carrot, grated 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 x 410 g Rhodes Whole Peeled Tomatoes 250 ml dry red wine 250 ml fresh herbs, chopped 20 ml chutney 100-200 ml water salt and pepper rice (to serve)

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.

South African Sausage (Boerewors). 2 kg well matured beef 1 kg fatty pork (neck, shoulder, belly) 45 ml whole coriander seeds 5 ml whole cloves 30 ml salt 15 ml fresh ground black pepper 2 ml grated nutmeg 10 ml ground allspice 10 ml brown sugar 125 ml dry red wine or 125 ml dark vinegar 90 g thick sausage casings, soaked in water

South African Sausage (Boerewors)

This is the best sausage I have ever had. It will make any South African Homesick instantly. It is very filling. I got it when I lived in South Africa for a couple of years.

Ingredients: 2kg bone-in chicken pieces  a little oil for frying flour for coating 3 bell peppers , sliced 2 medium onions, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 8 hot Peppadews, drained and sliced thinly (or substitute 2 fresh hot chillies) 250g chorizo, sliced 4 large waxy potatoes, chopped (optional) 2 x 410g tins of chopped tomatoes 250g mushrooms, sliced (I used chestnut mushrooms) 2 Tbsp (25ml) smoked paprika 2 Tbsp (25ml) dried thyme leaves 4 bay leaves salt and pepper

Chicken, chorizo and Peppadew potjiekos

A wonderful traditional South African recipe for Chicken, Chorizo and Peppadew Potjiekos - perfect for the braai.

Bobtie (South African Dish): "I do not think there is a more traditional South-African classic dish as Bobotie. It is usually served with yellow rice (spicy or not, with raisins or without)"

Bobtie (South African Dish): "I do not think there is a more traditional South-African classic dish as Bobotie. It is usually served with yellow rice (spicy or not, with raisins or without)"

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