Category: South African

Traditional South African Vetkoek

Friday nights are Vetkoek nights. Delectable little rounds of bread dough deep fried until golden on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside… Perfect for a rainy Friday evening where you just want to have comfort food and a shiny face!

Biltong-Inspired Beef Burgers

One of the most recognised South African foods is biltong. No matter where in the world you may go, there is always one person that is familiar with the meaty beef sticks that is so popular to the good people of South Africa.

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

When I hear the word Oxtail I can not only taste the smush of the baby carrots and the crack of the new potatoes’ skin when you push down with your fork, but I can also smell the richness of the aroma that fills the kitchen.

Lamb with Pistachio Pesto

Lamb with potatoes and pesto

On Saturday evenings after the rugby my dad will put a whole rack of lamb ribs into the oven and we would have that with pap. Nowadays I like to keep things a little more healthy and cook French-trimmed lamb ribs with a bit of potatoes and an awesome pistachio pesto.

A Simple Beetroot Salad with Goat’s Cheese

Beetroot and goat cheese salad

Ever since I can remember my mum would always ensure that, when in season, we have beetroot salad on the table.

Avocado Jelly Salad

A box of Fuerte Avocados

When I grew up, the family would gather on a Sunday for lunch. Everyone will be responsible for bringing one salad and one meat dish so it almost always resulted in someone bringing some form of jelly salad. My most favourite one is the Avocado Jelly Salad.

Pasta Salad with Avocado

Bacon and Avocado Pasta

In South Africa we bought avocados by the case. It is for that reason that I love making this recipe.

Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters

Growing up my mother always woke up super early.  Even on a Saturday.  Some Saturdays we were lucky enough to be spoilt with these little sweetcorn fritters for breakfast.  Mieliekoekies! 

Peppermint crisp fridge tart

When I was little my mum always made a massive spread for my birthday each year.  One of my favourites was Peppermint Crisp tart.

The Ultimate Potato Salad

My Ultimate potato salad

There are a few staples that you will always find at a South African braai: pap, sous, greek salad, garlic bread and potato salad.  This is my ultimate potato salad recipe.

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