Nothing seems more fitting than to celebrate Heritage Day with family and good food. And it’s not only about braai. From bobotie frittata to boerewors bake and peppermint pudding and Cremora tart, these South African dishes will tantalise your taste buds.
Whip up these delicious local-is-lekker recipes.
Rye or wholewheat bread is used to make the bread bases, which serve as a basket for a vegetable curry.
Tip: Ladle the curry into the bread bowls, garnish with fresh coriander, then cover with the bits of bread you’ve removed.
This single-dish meal is ideal for using up leftover chicken, rice and potatoes and is traditionally made with egg custard.
Tip: Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the egg custard has set. Serve hot.
A South African favourite – with paprika and garlic butter to add extra flavour!
Tip: Serve with charred lemon wedges, green salad and garlic bread.
Wow your loved ones with this yummy boerewors bake.
Tip: Soak 4 kebab skewers in hot water for 5 minutes.
A delicious snack or light meal before delving into your main dish.
Tip: Allow to stand for 5 minutes and bake for 15 minutes or until the custard has set.
Traditional egg custard flavoured with rooibos tea, baked in a sweet short-crust pastry case and finished with caramelised castor sugar – it all adds up to a yummy dessert!
Tip: Sprinkle the castor sugar over the tart and use a blowtorch to caramelise it.
Serve this tasty traditional pudding hot.
Tip: Allow the pudding to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate.
Melt-in-your-mouth treats covered in coconut...yum!
Tip: Cut into squares and roll each in the coconut until well covered.
You can throw together this simple tart in a jiffy.
Tip: Give the tart a great finish by scorching it with a kitchen blowtorch or place under a preheated oven grill for a few minutes.
Warning: it’s rich, bad for strict diets – and utterly delicious. You won’t be able to resist.
Tip: Serve with cream if you like.