Category Archives: Snacks & Starters

Healthier Rusks

I’m excited because my parents are driving up to visit this weekend.  So in preparation I’ve been baking a bit to have some snacks and treats in the house.   I like these rusks because they are yummy with tea … Continue reading

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Jane’s Pancake Recipe

“If I tell you I love you, will you make me pancakes?” I always remember my mom’s pancakes on a rainy day….yummy!😊And they are delicious when the sun is shining too! Here’s the recipe: You will need: 4 cups cake … Continue reading

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Biltong Paté

   “Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la…”  I can’t believe it’s December and Christmas time again!  It’s really hot and dry here in the Free State.  We really need some rain … Continue reading

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Make Stampmielies for Your Next Braai

  Now that we’re back in sunny South Africa we’ve had a few lekker braais already, including a leg of lamb spit-braai with the family on Heritage Day.(Braai Day)   This samp tart or stampmielie-tert/gereg is a great side dish with … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Rice Wraps

   A few if us went to an asian cooking class presented by Chef Lauren.  She taught us how to make sweet-chilli sauce, bread dough, dim sums and these Vietnamese wraps.  We also learnt about not stirring sugar mixtures, that … Continue reading

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Easy Bran Rusk recipe

Rusks are essentially double-baked bread dough. The afrikaans word for rusk is beskuit which, according to the book,”Geskiedenis van Boerekos”, comes from the french word meaning “twice baked.” South African boere tannies have been baking rusks since they arrived here … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap! – A Healthy Egg Wrap

So, you’ve probably heard of the Tim Noakes Diet and “banting.” It seems like the latest dieting craze but apparently this way of eating was prescribed for weight loss by medical professionals for 100 years since 1861. It was first … Continue reading

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