10 delicious Heritage Day dishes that’ll have your guests’ mouths watering

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Snoek with paprika garlic butter and Easy vegetable bunny chow
Snoek with paprika garlic butter and Easy vegetable bunny chow

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.

Easy vegetable bunny chow

Rye or wholewheat bread is used to make the bread bases, which serve as a basket for a vegetable curry.

Vegetable bunny chow
Vegetable bunny chow

Tip: Ladle the curry into the bread bowls, garnish with fresh coriander, then cover with the bits of bread you’ve removed.

Bobotie frittata

This single-dish meal is ideal for using up leftover chicken, rice and potatoes and is traditionally made with egg custard.

Bobotie fritata
Bobotie fritata

Tip: Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the egg custard has set. Serve hot.

Snoek with paprika garlic butter

A South African favourite – with paprika and garlic butter to add extra flavour!

Snoek with paprika garlic butter
Snoek with paprika garlic butter

Tip: Serve with charred lemon wedges, green salad and garlic bread.

Boerewors bake

Wow your loved ones with this yummy boerewors bake. 

Boerewors bake
Boerewors bake

Tip: Soak 4 kebab skewers in hot water for 5 minutes.

Bobotie cups

A delicious snack or light meal before delving into your main dish.

Bobotie cups
Bobotie cups

Tip: Allow to stand for 5 minutes and bake for 15 minutes or until the custard has set.

Rooibos creme brulee tart

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!

Rooibos creme brulee tart
Rooibos creme brulee tart

Tip: Sprinkle the castor sugar over the tart and use a blowtorch to caramelise it.

Malva pudding with brandy sauce

Serve this tasty traditional pudding hot.

Malva pudding with brandy sauce
Malva pudding with brandy sauce

Tip: Allow the pudding to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate.

5-ingredient Amarula chocolate fudge

Melt-in-your-mouth treats covered in coconut...yum!

Amarula chocolate fudge
Amarula chocolate fudge

Tip: Cut into squares and roll each in the coconut until well covered.

Cremora tart

You can throw together this simple tart in a jiffy.

Cremora tart
Cremora tart

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.

Peppermint pudding

Warning: it’s rich, bad for strict diets – and utterly delicious. You won’t be able to resist.

Peppermint pudding
Peppermint pudding

Tip: Serve with cream if you like.

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