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…
Biltong is seasoned, dried meat strips and a favorite snack among South Africans.
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 and highly sought-after by South Africans living outside South Africa, i.e. when it can’t simply be bought at the local meat market.
Brandy Tart Recipe
Brandy tart is a cake-like tart that contains pecans and dates, topped with a special syrup and Brandy.
Buttermilk Rusks Recipe
Rusks are similar to biscotti. Most people dunk them in their coffee and eat them. There are many variations of rusks. Buttermilk rusks are a favorite among South Africans.
The recipe for that famous South African chutney.
Ginger Beer Recipe
Ginger beer, known as “gemmerbier” in Afrikaans, is a delicious drink with a ginger flavor.
Koeksisters are deep-fried dough twists dipped in a special syrup.
Krummelpap is a variation on mieliemeel pap, enjoyed by many in South Africa.
Marshmallow Fridge Tart Recipe
A delicious fridge tart containing marshmallows and pineapple.
Melktert, also sometimes called “milktart” is a tart with a custard-like filling, sprinkled with a little cinnamon.
Mieliepap is similar to what we call “grits” in Texas.
Monkey Gland Sauce Recipe
Monkey Gland sauce is a very popular sauce in South Africa. It is especially good on burgers or steak.
Old-fashioned Soetkoekies Recipe
“Soetkoekies” are sugar cookies, and we all know what those are!
Ostrich Delight (Pie) Recipe
Ostrich Delight is an ostrich pie containing ostrich, mushrooms & onions.
Pancakes / Crepes Recipe
Pancakes (aka Crepes) are a South African favorite. This recipe is easy and it works well.
Peppermint Crisp Fridge Tart Recipe
Peppermint Crisp Fridge tart is a fridge tart with a creamy filling, topped with grated Peppermint Crisp, a chocolate bar made in South Africa.
Roosterkoek is grilled bread (buns) that is an old-time South African favorite.
Vetkoek is essentially deep-fried bread dough balls that looks like a bun. They are crispy on the outside and bread-like inside. South Africans typically cut them open and fill them with curried ground beef or cheese and syrup.
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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