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South African Recipes

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Malva Pudding is a classic South African dessert which has a spongy caramelized texture which is doused in a buttery cream sauce. This pudding is traditionally served with custard or ice cream.

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25 · 15 minutes · These date balls are so more-ish you won't be able to stop.

8 ingredients

  • 250 g Dates
  • 1 Egg whisked
Baking & Spices
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
Nuts & Seeds
  • 100 g Coconut
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 packet Biscuits
  • 125 g Butter
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16 · 30 minutes · Pounded Yam is a staple in many African homes, but it is not usually eaten by itself, it is often paired with many delicious African soups, and stews like Egusi, okra soup, Jute leaves soup (Ewedu), or Stewed Spinach (Efo Riro).

2 ingredients

  • 3 lb Yam
  • 1 Water
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A traditional South African stew and a favorite for special occasions like Christmas dinner. The stew is typically made with lamb or mutton, prepared with ingredients such as tamarind, onions, garlic, cloves, bay leaves, allspice and nutmeg. It's important to use as little water as possible and braise the meat slowly when preparing this hearty stew. The shoulder, rack of lamb, loin chop, ribs or shanks are usually the best cuts of lamb for this dish. The meat is cooked with a little…

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Make easy custard squares with just 3 ingredients! Make this easy 3 ingredient dessert with puff pastry, custard and marshmallows.

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59 · 60 minutes · Milk tart with creamy filling and a homemade crust is a South African classic. Perfect as dessert or served for tea time.

11 ingredients

  • 5 Egg yolks
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch / cornflour
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Butter, salted
  • 1/2 cup Heavy / whipping cream
  • 2 cups Milk
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African Pancakes — a comforting, rich, tender and tasty pancakes that are a cross between crepe and American pancakes. A great make ahead breakfast topped with either butter, syrup or cinnamon sugar! Not a Week goes by, in my household ,without making these tender pancakes – they are my son’s favorite breakfast. Who am I kidding, ... View More

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