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  Most people know that aloe vera is effective for treating sunburn, but many people may not realize that it can also offer a number of other health benefits. These benefits cover a wide range of ailments such as healing the skin, offering digestive aid, and can even give relief from heartburn. Today we will explore "11 Little Known Benefits Of Aloe Vera". 1. Helps Heal Burns   Most commonly aloe is used as a topical ointment, that is rubbed into the skin rather than ingested. It’s long been considered an effective treatment...

What is Roosterkoek? Pronounced "R-oos-tiR-cook", with emphasis on the "R" :) It's a traditional bread cooked over a Braai. These brеаd rolls аrе ѕоft and аlmоѕt doughy оn thе іnѕіdе with a smokey сruѕt оn the outside. Divine! It’ѕ іmроѕѕіblе tо dip your tое in South Afrісаn сuіѕіnе without еxреrіmеntіng wіth a trаdіtіоnаl brааі ("The South African BBQ").  A tурісаl brааі іnсludеѕ, mеаt (of соurѕе), vegetables, fіѕh аnd the ultimate braai essential "The Roosterkoek". Check оut "The Easy Guide To Making Roosterkoek" below оn this brааі сlаѕѕіс.  Ingredients: ROOSTERKOEK (mаkеѕ...

When that cool weather begins to set in the nostalgia of food and home comes to mind.  There is no better way to feel at home than with some delicious hearty and warm comfort food like koeksisters, mince curry, malva pudding and all the slow cooked suppers that we crave for such as Samp and Beans.    Samp and Beans is one of South Africa's favourite staple foods, and it comes as no surprise that it was Nelson Mandela's favourite too:). Today we will be sharing a delicious Samp and Beans recipe,...

Welcome back... This is the second part of "How to make koeksisters" series In our first series we discussed "How to make Cape Malay Koe-sisters". In this series we will learn "How to make Afrikaans Koeksisters". Enjoy! Origins of the Koeksister Pronounced Cook-Sister :) The Afrikaans Koeksister has a very interesting history. In fact, there were two versions of the recipe brought to the Cape by the Dutch settlers. The first recipe, was s simple fried treat, similar to the doughnut and the second recipe was a thin bowtie like dessert made...

Pronounced Koo-sisters. The koeksister is a South African sticky deep fried doughnut, drenched in syrup that will take you on a culinary journey of sweetness. The word koeksister is derived from the dutch word "koekie" which means cake. There are two versions of the infamous doughnut, there is Afrikaner version - which is plaited crunchie dough drenched in syrup immediately after its fried and there is the traditional Cape Malay version, which is a soft spicy dough which is cooled and then drenched in a sweet cinnamon infused syrup and covered in...

Are you ready to become a Robertson's Spice Master?  Enjoy these 4 Delicious Robertson's Spice Master Class recipes,  that will teach you how to combine herbs and spices transforming your everyday meal into a flavourful culinary journey.  1. A Simple Roast Chicken Recipe A simple roast chicken recipe that is easy to prepare for busy families. Simply cover your chicken with some sunflower oil, add a dash of Robertson's chicken spice and mixed herbs; a touch of freshly ground pepper; and some salt.  Recipe Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken  1 Table Spoon...

There is nothing like having homemade rusks dipped into a hot cup of tea.  The "How to make rooibos rusks" recipe was inspired by bringing two South African icons Evita Bezuidenhout and Suzelle and two South African flavours rooibos and rusks together. Below are the steps to making rooibos rusks and a special video to watch at the end :) Rooibos Rusk Recipe 1kg self-raising cake flour 1 tsp bicarb 1 tsp cream of tartar ¾ cup castor sugar 500g butter 2 eggs 2 cups milk 2 tbsp lemon juice 6 Rooibos tea...

Reginite your love for your Ouma Rusk and learn how you dip your ouma rusks in 6 easy ways :)  Enjoy   1. The Lazy Ouma Rusk Dip    2. The Double Ouma Rusk Dip   3. The Danger Ouma Rusk Dip   4. The Skinny Ouma Rusk Dip   5. The Beat Ouma Rusk Dip   6. The Early Ouma Rusk Dip   Explore our range Of Ouma Rusks and dip your Ouma too :)    References: The Dip Your Ouma campaign was run by Tomfoolery TV to bring back the love...

What is Heritage Day Heritage Day aka Braai Day is an opportunity for South Africans to celebrate their particular heritage and culture with friends, family and peers.  Did you know that Heritage Day was known originally as Shaka Day ? Shaka Day, commemorated the legendary Zulu king, Shaka. King Shaka Zulu was primarily responsible for unifying multiple Zulu clans to stand against the Boers and British. The day was almost lost due to it not being included in the Public Holiday Bill. It was added later in 1996 with a name...

What is Malva Pudding? Malva Pudding is a sweet decadent caramelized South African dessert soaked in a tasty warm butter sauce, topped off with warm delicious custard or cream.  Where does it Malva Pudding originate ? According to culinary historian and cook book author Magdalene van Wyk the word Malva is derived from the Afrikaans word "Malvalekker" meaning "marshmallow". "Malvalekkers" are old fashioned sweeties made from the marshmallow plant. The marshmallow plant gave these infamous sweeties their sponginess.  The theory is that the texture of the pudding resembles that of a marshmallow, springy and light....