Simple butternut soup recipe

Ingredients 11⁄2 kg butternut2 large brown onions, finely chopped3 garlic cloves500ml chicken stock1 teaspoon lemon juice250ml water3 small strong green chilies or 1 large jalapeno1 TBS melted butter250ml fresh creamsaltblack pepper Method Cut butternut pieces into small square chunks. Chop onions and grate garlic finely. If you enjoy a bit of heat, chop up a jalapeno...

Tangy lemon tart recipe

Pastry Base Ingredients  120g Salted Butter (cold)80g Icing Sugar3 egg Yolks250g Cake Flour25ml Cold Water Method: Part 1: Place the cold butter, flour and icing sugar into a food processor and blitz until a fine crumb consistency is reached.Add egg yolks and blend.Give the processor a good scrape and blitz...

Peppermint crisp tart recipe

A true South African delight - peppermint crisp tart will make an appearance on most Christmas and Sunday lunch tables. ALSO TRY: South African treasure: The Scone Shack near Cape Point Ingredients 1 tin of caramel 500ml (2 cups) cream2 bars of peppermint crisp chocolate you can supplement with Aero...

Easy bake butter biscuits

A favourite South African sweet treat, butter biscuits are quick and easy to bake. They suit just about every occasion from birthdays to weddings, family gatherings to snacks. You can substitute the butter for margarine but it does affect the quality and the taste of the biscuits. ALSO TRY: The...

Dombolo recipe

Dombolo is a South African bread, some think it is a dumpling but it defers in ingredients. Dumplings are a mixture of self-raising flour, milk and oil. Dombolo uses yeast and takes longer to prepare. It can be used in stews, but is best served as a side. The dombolo...

Shakshuka recipe

Shakshuka originated in Tunisia and is savoured as a classic North African dish. It is also very popular in the Middle East and can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or supper. Made from fresh, simple ingredients - the word Shakshuka translates to mixture - and includes tomatoes and eggs in a...

Roti recipe

Roti originates in India and is commonly made to accompany a good curry. It is a flatbread and is enjoyed universally. The secret to making a good roti is the dough, and making sure you don't over-knead when preparing. Also the heat of the pan is important - too hot...

Vetkoek recipe

Vetkoek or amagwinya is a traditional South African snack which can be made with both sweet or savoury fillings. Easily translated, it means fat cakes and is a simple mixture of flour, water, sugar and salt - deep-fried and enjoyed with savoury mince or a thick layer of butter. Ingredients...

Easy bake scones recipe

If you are craving 'hot-out-the-oven' scones, lathered with thick butter, strawberry jam and a dollop of fresh cream - then you've come to the right place. Here's a recipe that's easy to make and will fulfil that craving in less than an hour. Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour½ cup white...

Bread and butter pudding recipe

Bread and butter pudding is a hearty South African favourite. It is a dessert reminiscent of ouma's house on a Sunday afternoon. There are some traditional recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation and some modern variations which include using hot-cross buns instead of bread. This recipe...

Easy macaroni and cheese recipe

Macaroni and cheese is a quick and simple recipe that delivers on flavour every time. It's a firm favourite for the children and takes less than 20 minutes to whip up. For variations you can add chicken , bacon or a meat alternative. Ingredients ¼ cup butter¼ cup floursalt to...

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