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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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Easy koeksisters
Confectionary, Recipes

Easy Koeksisters

Making koeksisters the traditional way is time-consuming. Many thus avoid making this delectable traditional pastry at home. Fortunately, that does not have to be the case. These here are made from the very versatile 2-ingredient dough. This dough can be used for just about anything you can think of: flatbreads, […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]