South African food recipes are very popular among South Africans, whether they live in South Africa or whether the live abroad. Here are some South African recipes sent to us over the years...
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Biltong is seasoned, dried meat strips and a favorite snack among South Africans.
Buttermilk Rusks Recipe
Buttermilk rusks are similar to biscotti. Most people dunk them in their morning coffee and eat them.
Chutney is used as a condiment on meat dishes. This is the recipe for that famous South African chutney.
Monkey Gland Sauce Recipe
Monkey Gland sauce is a very popular sauce in South Africa. It is especially good on burgers or steak.
Roosterkoek is grilled bread (buns) that is an old-time South African favorite.
Vetkoek is deep-fried bread. South Africans typically fill them with curried ground beef or cheese and syrup.
Ginger Beer Recipe
Ginger beer, known as “gemmerbier” in Afrikaans, is a delicious drink with a ginger flavor.
Main Dishes & Meat
Bobotie is a meat dish that has it’s origins in South Africa’s Malay culture. It is very flavorful, but not hot.
Boerewors is a South African sausage with a coriander flavor. It is very popular with South Africans.
Ostrich Delight Recipe
Ostrich Delight is an ostrich pie containing ostrich, mushrooms & onions.
Krummelpap is a variation on mielie pap, usually eaten as a side with meat (braai).
Mieliepap is similar to what we call “grits” in Texas. South Africans eat it as a cereal or as a side with meat.
Sweets & Desserts
Brandy Tart Recipe
Brandy tart is a cake-like tart that contains pecans and dates, topped with a special syrup and Brandy.
Koeksisters are deep-fried dough twists dipped in a special syrup. South Africans love them!
Marshmallow Tart Recipe
A delicious fridge tart containing marshmallows and pineapple.
Melktert, aka “milktart,” is a tart with a custard-like filling, sprinkled with cinnamon.
“Soetkoekies” are sugar cookies, and we all know what those are! Simply delicious!
Pancakes (aka Crepes) are a South African favorite. This recipe is easy and it works well.
Peppermint Crisp Tart Recipe
Peppermint Crisp Fridge tart has a creamy filling, topped with grated Peppermint Crisp, a chocolate bar made in South Africa.
Other Food-Related "How To"
- How to Make a Biltong Box
Make your own biltong box to make your own biltong and droëwors.
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