Monthly Archive:: July 2016

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Portuguese Style Peri-Peri (Spicy) Grilled Chicken

This delicious spicy chicken recipe is a flame grilled, Portuguese style, butterfly-cut spicy peri-peri grilled chicken. Peri-peri is the Swahili word for chili peppers. This grilled peri-peri chicken is a spicy dish with roots in old Portuguese colonized Africa, primarily in Angola and Mozambique when Portuguese settlers

Koeksisters Recipe

Koeksisters originate from the Dutch and Malay people that settled in Cape Town. They are plaits of deep-fried dough dipped in syrup that have a crispy exterior and soft sweet stick inside. Lightly spiced dough is deep fried then immediately dunked into an ice-cold flavored sugar syrup for

Melktart (Milk Tart / Milk Desert) Recipe

Melktert is Afrikaans for “milk tart” and is a Dutch inspired South African dessert. The crispy pastry crust holds a cold (cooked) milk based “custard like” filling with cinnamon or nutmeg sprinkling on top.  It is somewhat similar to Portuguese custard pies and Chinese egg pies. This is


This is a Dutch recipe that originates from the Indonesian dish Bobotok. The recipe first shows up in a Dutch cookbook dating to 1609 and was introduced in South Africa by Dutch settlers and subsequently adopted by the Cape Malay community. The curry gives it a slight