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That’s my jam!

When you need that something tasty just to make your day a little better, you can turn to chocolates, sweets, and delicious baked goods, but what about some homemade jam? Not only is it rewarding to make your own, it will be yummy too. And you don’t have to do it alone. Set a day […]

How to make doughnuts

Doughnuts are soft, but have a crunch when you bite into them; they are slightly salty from the dough, but sweet from the icing. Aren’t doughnuts such a heavenly combination of all things good? Not only are they tasty, they can be made into various sizes such a large and mini doughnuts and can also […]

How to make delicious pie crust

Pie. What comes to mind when you hear this simple, three letter word? Delicious smell, golden crust, melts in your mouth, comfort food… and the list goes on. The wonderful thing about pies is that they can be eaten all year round and can be made as a savoury dish or as a sweet dessert. […]

How to make homemade ice-cream

Cream ice is what it was called in the 17th century. Today, it is an all-time favourite, always loved and constantly being reinvented. This blog post will give you a quick guide on how to make homemade ice-cream that is delicious and easy to make. This simple recipe will take you through the process of making […]

Cronut Recipe

Have you ever heard of a cronut? Sounds quite strange, doesn’t it? Well, it’s the combination of a doughnut and a croissant, created in 2013 by Dominique Ansel, a Parisian-born baker who now resides in New York. Cronuts have been described as nothing less than heavenly and the popularity of this delicate pastry has been on […]

Gingerbread men recipe

Gingerbread Men Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml salt   Royal icing: 1 egg white 10ml lemon juice 250g icing sugar   Decorations: Jelly […]

Traditional bobotie recipe – so yum!

With winter coming right around the corner, we’re all craving some warm and delicious comfort food.   Bobotie is one of the national dishes of South Africa, and it is truly delicious!   This traditionally Cape Malay dish is made from fruity, but spicy mince meat with an egg based topping.   Quick and easy […]

Winner! Best braai recipe competition

And the winner of our best braai recipe competition is…   Annabel Biggar with The Braai Pie The runners-up are: Warren Smith with Cheesy streaky bacon rump Hans Fouche with Swanniebraai Congratulations to the winner, and a big thank you to all who sent their recipes for our competition. Also, a big thank you to YuppieGadgets […]

Winning Recipe: The Braai Pie

Annabel Biggar’ braai pie is a pure delight; I hope you’ll try it out the next time you braai!   Ingredients:   Sandwich type grid with edges 2 rolls of puff pastry 1 packet of spinach 1 or 2cChicken breasts (fillets) – optional 1 packet shredded bacon 1 onion 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper […]

Competition recipe: Swanniebraai

This is not necessarily here for the delightful recipe, but rather the inventiveness of the braai. Hans Fouche shares with us his Heritage Day story.   We were out the whole day and were exhausted. We still wanted to have a braai without the long wait. We then took out our Swanniebraai (purchased from a South African […]