Recipes of South Africa

Wines of South Africa

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South Africa boasts some of the world’s greatest wines. Tourists travel from the world over to visit the country’s famous Winelands. Complete your South African meal by serving some of the wines suggested below. Or, host your own South African wine-tasting. Here are some of...

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Chicken Tika Masala

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A specialty found on the menus of many South African and Indian restaurants, this succulent dish consists of roasted chicken chunks (tikka) in a spicy (masala) sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange-colored. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup plain yogurt2 teaspoons garam masala½ teaspoon freshly ground black...

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Melkerts

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When I was a child, my mother made these wonderful milk pies, with a flaky, buttery pastry and just a hint of cinnamon to flavor the filling.INGREDIENTS For the Pastry:3 cups flour1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder3 tablespoons castor sugar (icing sugar)6oz. butter or margarine1 egg1/4...

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Koeksusters

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Essentially a South African doughnut, Koeksusters (KUK-sistahs) are twisted and/or braided. These delicious treats are prepared by deep-frying plaited dough rolls in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. I remember them well from my childhood as they are sticky and sweet...

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Malva Pudding

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My whole family loves these wonderful pudding cakes, usually served hot with custard or ice cream. They are prepared with apricot jam and have a spongy caramelized texture. INGREDIENTS For the Pudding Cakes:3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon apricot jam 5 ounces all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon...

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Samosas

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A delectable appetizer or snack, a samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken. The size, shape and consistency may vary, but typically, they are triangular. INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose...

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Indian Spiced Cole Slaw

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A wonderful side dish for luncheon or dinner, this exotic and delicious cole slaw has a distinctly Indian taste flavored with cumin, cilantro, coriander and mint. INGREDIENTS 8 cups shredded cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots ½ cup coarsely chopped red onion 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoon vegetable...

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