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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

Smoked Jerky

How to make tasty Smoked Jerky in an electric or wood smoker Ingredients for basic smoked jerky recipe 2 lbs beef (sirloin, top round, flank or similar – avoid fatty or tough cuts). Venison is also a good option for smoked jerky but should be a little

Storing Biltong

The key to storing biltong so it is tasty, fresh and safe  is to KEEP IT DRY and let it BREATHE (unless vacuum sealed). Quality biltong is highly dependent on using the correct methods to make and store it. If you like your biltong slightly “wetter” i.e. not as

Potjiekos Recipe

 A brief Potjiekos history Potjiekos (“Pot Food” translated into English) is traditionally cooked over open coals in a black three legged cast iron pot three-legged pot. The cast iron pots (the potjie) were brought from the Netherlands to South Africa in the 1600’s and are now found in

Making Dry Wors (Droë Wors)

Dry Wors or Droë Wors (in Afrikaans) is a favorite South African snack that dates back to the early voortrekkers. Although it is based on the traditional, coriander seed spiced boerewors (wors) sausage, it has it’s own recipe and should not be made from regular wors that is used

Authentic Samosa Recipe

  Samosas (AKA samoosa in South Africa) – what are they and where do they come from? Simply put a samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filing such as potato, peas, lentils, ground beef, lamb or chicken. They are typically shaped in a triangle

Sosatie Recipe (South African Style Kabobs)

Sosaties are mild curried, flame grilled, lamb or chicken kabobs of South African Cape Malay origin. Traditionally they are made with lamb but you can use chicken or beef also. The name is from“sate” (“skewered meat”) and “saus” (Afrikaans for spicy sauce). Try this sosatie recipe at