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Jaffle and Jaffle Pan
Bread, General

Jaffles

Introduction Many Namibians grew up eating jaffles. These are sandwiches stuffed with minced meat, tomato and onions and cooked over the flame of a primus stove[1] using a special tool, the jaffle pan. In years gone by, it was a staple at public events such as sports tournaments, church bazaars, and […]

 
Braaibroodjies
Bread

Braaibroodjies

Introduction A Namibian braai is not a braai without that most iconic of side dishes, braaibroodjies. This grilled sandwich most likely crossed over into Namibia from South Africa its neighbour across the Orange River. It is but one of a number of bread dishes cooked over an open fire and […]

 
Beer and cheese bread
Bread, Recipes

Beer and cheese bread

This beer and cheese bread is one variation of the beer breads Namibians love to enjoy with their braais. These breads are popular because they are so easy to make. They require only a hand full of ingredients and uses baking soda as leavening agent. Beer, off course, is another […]

 
Bread, Recipes

Vetkoek

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 […]