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Braai broodjies

In South-Africa we make a sandwich that we put on the grid when we braai… we call it “braai broodjies” or translated in english “barbecued sandwich”.  They are so simple but yet so yummy.     What you need: Tomato {thinly sliced} Onion {thinly sliced} Cheddar cheese Spreadable butter White bread {or brown} First step […]

Chocolate Fudge

I remember making these as a child when we had to take something for “cake sales”.  They are quick, easy and yummy, but not recommended for those on a dieet 😉 What you need: 1 packet (200g) Marie Biscuits 250g Butter {or margarine} 1 packet {500g} icing sugar, sifted 75ml {5 T} cocoa powder, sifted […]

Pea Soup

This is what they call a hearty soup, a meal in a bowl.  I don’t add the frankfurters, because I don’t eat it 🙂 but my mom puts them in! If the soup is too thick just add a little more chicken stock… What you need: 2 tablespoons oil 3 medium onions chopped 3 medium potatoes cubed 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic […]

Marrow and feta soup

Cape Town’s winter is slowly creeping up and what can be more yummy than home made soup, fresh bread and a glass of red wine on a rainy evening! This recipe Grete, a housemate at varsity use to make and I just loved it, I still often make it! It’s quick and easy… FYI: The zucchini […]

tomato and pesto canape’s

These canape’s is easiest to make as squares, but if you use a cookie cutter you can make them in any shape of your choice.  For Christmas last year I made stars pastry’s, with the red tomato in the middle they looked lovely. FYI:A canapé (a type of hors d’oeuvre, “apart from the main work”) […]

Peppermint Crisp Tart

One of my favourite fridge tarts, peppermint crisp tart. It’s proudly South-African, quick and easy and super yummy! You can serve it as a tart, and dish it up, or you can make individual servings. What you need: 1 tin (375g) Caramel Treat 250ml Fresh Cream whipped to soft peaks a packet of Tennis biscuits (coconut […]

ronella’s tim tam’s

Ronel, a dear friend of mine introduced me to this way of eating Tim Tams. Tim Tams is an Australian cookie, manufactured by Arnott’s. Consists of two layers of malted biscuits, separated by a chocolate cream filling, and covered in chocolate. You get them in most supermarkets. To start, you bite tiny corners off your cookie, opposite […]

sugar cubes

It is always nice to have sugar cubes or sugar sticks for a tea, instead of the usual sugar, but they can be costly.  So here is how to make your own 🙂 and they make lovely gifts too. You can make them in any form, white or brown sugar, and adding a drop of […]

My grandmothers Guava Tart

I inherited my ouma Geline’s handwritten cook book… very special to me.  She spent loads of time in the kitchen and was always known for her cooking and baking and keeping everyone’s tummy’s full.  I remember in the kitchen there was always bottled guava’s and goodies, tins with rusks and cookies… a few recipe’s I’ll […]

Carrot cake

This is my granny, Ouma Sonnie’s recipe.  It’s a lovely moist cake, and even I can bake this (I’m new at this baking thing, my middle sister, Leigh-Ann is the baker in the family… I do the cooking for fun)  You need: 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 ½ cup self raising […]