• gluten free and sugar free
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    3 layered sugar-free & gluten-free cake for everyone

    Gluten-free and sugar-free cake Baking gluten-free and sugar-free is a nice option – not only for people who are gluten intolerant, because it doesn’t make you feel so full – which is nice, especially if you want another slice! Ingredients 2 cups gluten free flour (I used Nature’s Choice gluten free, self raising cake flour (500g) that has potato flour, rice flour as well as soy and tapioca flour and some sea salt. You can buy this wonderfully versatile gluten free flour from online from Faithful to Nature or at Dischem stores). 4 sweetener sachets (You can also use some honey – I would say 4- 6 tablespoons, because this…

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    How to make the most delicious lamb stew

    Lamb stew is perfect for winter. It is also linked to a South African favourite recipe called ‘tamatie bredie’. Read the recipe below to find out how to make the ultimate wintery lamb stew! Who can guess what the secret ingredient is in this lamb stew? Spekboom Spekboom, also called elephant bush, is an incredible succulent plant found in South Africa. This plant is a super plant as it is edible, of course that is why I put it in the stew, healthy – it contains vitamin C – the taste is a bit sour and goes well with tomatoes, and it very good for the environment and the atmosphere.…

  • Bakes,  Chicken,  Dinner,  Home,  Local food,  Lunch,  Recipes

    How to make the best chicken pie

    Are you hungry for a real chicken pie? Chicken pie is always a good idea. Here is an easy recipe for those who are hungry for a real chicken pie. Ingredients Chicken fillets 200 g, cut into small pieces 1 onion, finely chopped Puff Pastry, original 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 50 g mushrooms, chopped 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 sprig rosemary ¾ cup chicken stock 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cream cheese 1 egg Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Heat a medium sized pot on the stove. Add the butter, garlic and…

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    Have you tried to make Bobotie before?

    Bobotie is very popular local dish in south Africa. It’s a fruity mince dish from Southern Africa, for those of you who don’t know. Bobotie is always tasty, but this recipe is especially tasty. It worked out very well even though it was made very fast – we were really hungry! So here it is – a fast and easy but delicious Bobotie recipe with its perfect fruity and sweet flavours. Ingredients garlic clove, chopped 2 small yellow onions 2 carrots, finely chopped 400g beef mince 2 teaspoons madras curry or beef curry 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper half a teaspoon ginger spice half a cup bread…

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    Muesli rusks

    Ingredients 4 cups flour, cake or brown bread flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 cups muesli 2 cups full cream milk 2 tablespoons vinegar 200 g margarine Pinch of salt ¾ cup brown sugar *The ingredients can be doubled to bake a bigger batch of muesli rusks. Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Add the vinegar to the milk. Then mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Put the mixture in a rusk/ bread tin or in a greased ceramic bowl. Bake 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Take out the bread like rusks. Let it cool down for about 5 minutes.…

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    Thai red curry soup with giant periwinkle

    This soup turned out very tasty indeed! The red curry with the creamy coconut milk and fishy periwinkle taste make for a wonderful starter. Dip a piece of panini bread to soak up the wonderful flavours. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped galangal or ginger half a teaspoon chili flakes 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 spring onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 tomato/ 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced salt an pepper to taste 1 cup chicken stock one tin coconut milk 2 lemongrass sprigs, finely cut 200 g chopped cooked giant periwinkle (also called allikreukel) (can be replaced by shrimps/prawns) 2 tablespoons fish sauce juice of…

  • Mussel Canapes
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    Mussel and Calamari Coriander Canapes

    A creative summer canapé. Collect and wash shells from the beach to create this easy but creative canapé. Ingredients 200 g mussels 200 g baby calamari 1 onion some black pepper some salt fresh coriander leaves for garnish a squeeze of lemon juice 1 tbs butter fresh cucumber slices Method In a frying pan, fry the chopped onions in butter for about a minute. Add the mussels and calamari. Also add the spices and lemon juice. Fry for 5 minutes. Prepare your shells.  Add some cucumber to the shells, then fill them with the mussel and calamari mix. Round off with some fresh coriander and some more lemon juice to taste.…

  • Pumpkin fritters
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    Pumpkin Fritters

    A South African favourite! Pumpkin fritters with cinnamon and sugar. Ingredients 1 and a half – 2 cups pumpkin(cut into pieces) 1 egg 1 and a half cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder some salt 1 teaspoon sugar some oil cinnamon and sugar for serving Method Steam the pumpkin and mash it in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, salt, sugar, flour, baking powder and mix until smooth. Add spoonfuls of pumpkin mix into a medium-hot frying pan with some oil. Fry until brown on either side.   Serve hot with cinnamon and sugar.

  • Chicken sosaties
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    Chicken Sosaties

    Tasty bbq snack to be enjoyed with sunny weather. Ingredients: 200 g chicken breast half a red pepper half a green pepper one medium sized onion 1 tin pineapple pieces 1 carrot some kebab skewers(+-10) For the marinade: half a cup soy sauce the liquid/juice from the pineapple tin 14 inch piece ginger – cut into pieces one garlic clove half a tsp coriander spice half a tsp cumin spice half a tsp salt half a tsp pepper a sprig of thyme Method: Start by making the marinade. Cut the ginger and garlic into small pieces. Put the ginger and garlic in a bowl together with the soy sauce, thyme…