Afrikaans dessert recipes

Japie’s Favourite Dessert

I made a dessert called Japie se Gunsteling (Japie’s Favourite) from the original version of the book today
Pumpkin Fritter Recipe

Pumpkin Fritter Recipe

In the Afrikaans language they are known as ‘pampoen koekies’. They can be served as a savoury snack, a vegetable side or as a dessert with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon, a scoop of ice cream or homemade caramel sauce
{Recipe} - Triple Chocolate Milk Tart ...

{Recipe} - Triple Chocolate Milk Tart ...

'Melktert, which means "milk tart" in Afrikaans, is a South African dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs
The joys of Jordan Day

The joys of Jordan Day

Three different types – warm, delicate mini ciabattas, plump, round vetkoek (a fried dough bread common in Afrikaans cookery – kind of like a savoury doughnut) and chunky seed bread
Rustic Apple Tart

Rustic Apple Tart

We made pancakes for a fake restaurant in Afrikaans and made it to the PA meeting on the same morning as the car battery died

For the Love of Baking

This book is available in Afrikaans & English. from cakes, cupcakes and desserts to biscuits, tray bakes and even a whole chapter devoted to those recipes that children love, like crunchies and toffee apples

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Hibiscus and Rose Spritzer

Hibiscus and Rose Spritzer

But my mind was made up when the one trader greeted me in Afrikaans when he heard I was from South Africa
Cranberry and Almond Biscotti

Cranberry and Almond Biscotti

Afrikaans has a great little turn of phrase along the lines of “Ek grill my dood”. As part of that wine tasting we were to taste a sweet dessert wine
Our weekend getaway to picturesque Paternoster

Our weekend getaway to picturesque Paternoster

On the way back from Tieitiesbaai to Paternoster town you pass Seekombuis (it means sea kitchen in Afrikaans), a ramshackle building on the beach – another place that seemed to be calling our names
Malva Pudding –  South African Dessert

Malva Pudding – South African Dessert

This rich dessert contains no marshmallows but could have got its name from the fact that it has a spongy texture like marshmallow and was introduced in The Complete African Cookbook as “marshmallow pudding” (Malvapoeding) in Afrikaans
Malva Pudding Recipe

Malva Pudding Recipe

Recently I've been expanding my culinary repertoire and trying out a few more classic South African dishes from my sister-in-law's generous recipe book - I might not have managed to get my tongue around Afrikaans in the five years we've been here, but I'm enjoying learning a new dialect of baking
Malva Pudding Recipe

Malva Pudding Recipe

Traditionally, this was the essential ingredient in creating the spongy texture in old-fashioned sweets known in the Afrikaans language as malvalekkers
SKUIMPIES

SKUIMPIES

Or in Afrikaans, skuimpies. Following on from my lasagne post I am still busy with typical South African dishes/treats/desserts
Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

quite be a traditional Afrikaans braai. dishes and desserts. have any space left for dessert. would be dessert as the food was so much