Koeksisters Recipe - a traditional South African donut made with a simple dough and sweet, spiced syrup. YUM!

Koeksisters Recipe – a traditional South African donut made with a simple dough and sweet, spiced syrup.

My Gran’s Pumpkin Fritters | Pampoen Koekies _ South African Cooking _ Whenever my gran brought a tray of these delicious morsels out after lunch, I jumped up and down like only a little girl in love with her gran’s cooking can. I was obsessed with the light and fluffy fritters covered in sticky, gooey sauce. And now, years later, I feel no different.

My gran's pumpkin fritters | Pampoen koekies

My Gran’s Pumpkin Fritters with Ooey Gooey Caramel Sauce via Simply Delicious Dessert Dessert

Frikkadels: braised meat balls

Frikkadels

South-Africa - Frikkadels: South African braised meat balls – is a popular comfort food. This easy recipe will give you great results every time. Thanks to Just Easy Recipes

I think this is the melktert (milk tart) pie that absolutely wonderful!

South African Melktert (Milktart)

South African Melktert (Milktart) This is a wonderfully thick and flavourful milk custard set in a crust. A traditional tart which is loved by young and old alike. Children especially love the filling as a dessert.

Mealie Bread

Mealie Corn Bread

I added diced green chilis and increased sugar to a cup. Left off paprika and only corn. Also sprinkled top with sugar.

The first time that I had “souskluitjies” for dessert, was at my Grandma Naomi Uys’s house in Johannesburg when I was about 15 years old. My Ouma was a very grand lady – perfectly groomed, well-traveled, informed and very stylish. Their townhouse in Northcliff was impeccable, filled with beautiful Persian carpets and mohair curtains.

Souskluitjies

Souskluitjies: Traditional South African dessert dumplings with a sugary cinnamon butter sauce (from The Food Box) Makes me miss my OUMA

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