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Blacvk mussels
Feature Stories, Ingredients, Shellfish

Mussels

Introduction For most Namibians, access to fresh mussels and other seafood is extremely limited and highly dependent on the ability to self-harvest. Fresh seafood is also very expensive compared to other proteins available in retail stores. Namibia’s lucrative seafood industry exports most local seafood but recreational harvesting is allowed for […]

 
Smashed sweet potatoes
Recipes, Vegetables

Smashed sweet potatoes

This smashed sweet potatoes recipe add a delicious twist to what is already a supreme ingredient. Garlic butter and a handful of parmesan cheese take the humble sweet potato to new heights. Delicious food does not come easier. Boil some sweet potatoes then lightly flatten them with a fork. Pour […]

 
Rusks
Feature Stories, General

Rusks

Introduction Life feels a whole lot better when you wake up to the smell of rusks or “beskuit” in the oven. There is something very comforting to the smell of warm milk, butter, flour and sugar. Just as there is something utterly serene in sitting at a table at dawn […]

 
Melktert ice cream
Dairy, Recipes

Melktert ice cream

This melktert ice cream is an unorthodox way to present the flavours of this iconic dish. Melktert ice cream combines the warm notes of spices with the coldness of the ice cream for something familiar yet unique. Melktert is the Afrikaans word for “milk tart” and consists of a sweet […]

 
Shortbread
Recipes

Shortbread cookies

Who does not like shortbread cookies? Originally from Scotland, these cookies have just three ingredients: flour, butter and sugar. These ingredients were considered luxury items and the cookies were reserved only for special occasions. Shortbread is an important part of Scottish culture. In Shetland, for example, it was traditional to […]

 
Quick Jam Doughnuts
Confectionary, Recipes

Quick Jam Doughnuts

These quick jam doughnuts are ideal for whenever the sugar cravings kick. But they have a little story. The German jam doughnut known as the “Berliner” is one of Namibia’s iconic confectionaries. Brought here by early German settlers it is very popular with afternoon coffee or tea. But, the Berliner […]

 
Skuiskoek
Recipes

Skuinskoek

Skuinskoek is a traditional confectionary that originated in the Namaqualand region in South Africa. It is a deep-fried sweet doughnut-like confectionary flavoured with aniseed. Its name is derived from the angular, diamond-like shape of the doughnut. It is likely that the first skuinskoek was made from left-over mosbolletjie dough. Mosbolletjies […]