This South African original is similar to meatloaf, but so much better. A slightly sweet curry flavors ground beef with a milk and egg custard on top.

Bobotie revisited

Bobotie is gently-spiced ground meat full of raisins which is then oven-baked with a layer of savory egg custard on top to form a crust and keep the meat moist. Tradionally it is served with Yellow Rice (South Africa)

North African Meatballs from FoodNetwork.com

North African Meatballs

North African Meatballs w/ Couscous Ten Dollar Dinners Melissa d'Arabian

African chicken curry recipe voted best recipe by Food June 2013.

African chicken curry recipe voted best recipe by Food June 2013 minus the chickennn

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.

South African food - Sosaties

South African Sosaties - beef or lamb

There is nothing as refreshing as cold ginger beer on a scorcher of a day! Ginger beer is a traditional drink as well. It was quite popular – and made frequently – in the days before fizzy drinks became readily available, especially on New Year.

There is nothing as refreshing as cold ginger beer on a scorcher of a day! Ginger beer is a traditional drink as well. It was quite popular – and made frequently – in the days before fizzy drinks became readily available, especially on New Year.

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

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

Have a look at these potjiekos recipes if you do not have access to a good book.

Potjies are traditional african dishes with indian overtones and made often in a 3 legged pot aka dutch oven. They are total comfort food.

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

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

Skuinskoek means "diagonal cakes". It's origin is in the Namakwaland in South Africa. The recipe is very simple, but the result is delicious. It seems that it is fast becoming a favourite in New Zealand now.

Skuinskoek means "diagonal cakes". It's origin is in the Namakwaland in South Africa. The recipe is very simple, but the result is delicious. It seems that it is fast becoming a favourite in New Zealand now.

Pap en wors (maize porridge with sausage)

Pap en wors (maize porridge with sausage)

Malva pudding is a sweet pudding of Dutch origin.  It is usually served hot with custard, cream or ice-cream.

Traditional Malva pudding served with hot custard! A South African recipe.

A selection of traditional South African soup recipes. Just the thing for a cold winter's supper! Always best with fresh homemade bread!

A selection of traditional South African soup recipes. Just the thing for a cold winter's supper! Always best with fresh homemade bread!

Yellow rice is a traditional South African recipe, which comes from the great culinary tradition of the Cape Malays. It's easy and plain, but great with meats like venison.

Yellow rice is a traditional South African recipe, which comes from the great culinary tradition of the Cape Malays. It's easy and plain, but great with meats like venison.

Melkkos - a favourite in many South African homes. The perfect breakfast treat for winter.

Melkkos: properly old school - reminds me of my childhood:-)

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