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Month: July 2019

Bread, Recipes


Vetkoek or vetkoekke (pl.) is a close relative of the doughnut. Both stems from the Dutch confection “olie-koecken”. This later became “oliebol” and among the Flemish it is known as “smoutebol”. Essentially a ball of dough deep fried in fat or oil, it is found all over Namibia and South […]

Fruit, Ingredients

Marula Fruit

Fruit of the Marula Tree (Scelerocarya birrea). The marula tree is one of Namibia’s most versatile and thus important indigenous trees. It is native to many African countries including South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Botswana, Gambia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and a few more. Archaeological evidence shows the marula tree was […]