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On  my Afrikaans link HERE I was asked to translate the buttermilk recipe. Well, here it goes! This recipe is from  a friend of mine and it really tastes almost like the real buttermilk rusks you buy in the shops! [even better, if you ask me!] Try and enjoy!

You need:
3x500g self raising flour

1/2 t salt
3/4 of 500g margarine
3 eggs
500 ml buttermilk
2 cups of sugar
1t vanilla
1t food colour – yellow
250 ml coconut [dried coconut]

Method:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C.
2. Rub butter in flour and salt.
3. Wisk the buttermilk, sugar and eggs.
4. Add the coconut, vanilla and food colour.
5. Mix all till well blended.
6. If dough is too stiff, add a little bit of milk.
7. Coat bread pans with oil. Put dough in pans till about 1/4 of the base is covered, press the dough till it reaches all corners.
8. Bake for 20 min.
9. Cut in thick slices/fingers and dry the slices in the oven. If you dry it in the oven, your oven shouldn’t be too hot…a cool oven – about 100 deg C, spread the rusks on a baking tray and remember to turn the “slices” so it dries all sides. Usually you would dry them overnight with the oven door wedged open a crack to dry out completely. Keep the rusks in an airtight tin.

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For the Milk tart in my  previous post, you need puff pastry for the base. You can look at the video and use the ingredients I’ve given,  but you can follow the video’s ingredients too as it is basically the same.

for the base you need:

1pd Flour
1 pd butter
2 table spoons lemon juice
1/2 pint water-and-1 yoke-mixture.
a pinch of salt
Follow the video for the method.
When done with your puff pastry, you put it in your heat resistant oven dish/bowl. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes before for  you add the filling!

 

Milk tart filling
1 cup = 250 ml

6 cups of milk
6 eggs
2 cups of maizena (cornflour)
2 ounces of butter
1   1/2 cup of sugar
salt to taste

Mix the cornflour with a little bit of milk and heat the rest of the milk.
When the milk is cooking, stir the cornflour mixture in the cooked milk and add the sugar and butter. Beat the eggs, but keep the white of 3 eggs separately – for later. Add the eggs to the mixture and stir thoroughly. Whip the 3 whites till stiff and fold it into the mixture. Fill the base/crust of the tarts with the filling. Bake in a hot oven (190 deg C) for about 20 minutes.  A mixture of sugar and cinnamon can be sprinkled on the filling when it’s cooled down. Serve cold.


Van Cruella — ‘n blog-leser– die volgende:
Die melktertresep is ietwat te styf na my smaak. Ek het die resep gehalveer en ipv ‘n kors klaargekoopte beskuitjies probeer. Dit werk uitstekend. My gehalveerde resep is as volg:
3 k melk
3 eiers, geskei
Half koppie meelblom
1 E blotter
Half koppie suiker
Sout na smaak
Pypkaneel.

Plaas 2 koppies melk plus die suiker en botter in ‘n kastrol en bring tot kookpunt.
Intussen meng jy die res vd melk, meelblom en eiergele tot glad (verkieslik met ‘n klitser).
Sodra die melk kook, verwyder van die stoofplaat en meng die eiermengsel in.
Sodra gemeng plaas terug op stoofplaat en roer tot gaar (plus minus vir 5 minute)
Verwyder van stoofplaat en vou geklopte eierwitte in.
Skep in bak waarvan die bodem gevoer is met beskuitjies.
Strooi gekrummelde beskuitjies en pypkaneel oor.
Laat afkoel en geniet dit!

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This is what South Africans call “Rusks”….it is not for children when “teething”…but our children like it too, even when teething! We like to give them these Boudoir biscuits…they are soooooo yummy!! At the bottom of this post is a recipe about Banana bread, very delicious and very South African! Enjoy!

English readers, click on this link for the English translated recipe… HERE is the translated of the rusks- Enjoy!! Read the history of rusks further down in this post and find a delicous condensed milk rusk recipe at the bottom of this post.

On this next link you will find only recipes in Afrikaans..tons of it. The link will open in a new window.

https://chessaleeinlondon.wordpress.com/2007/06/30/heerlike-suid-afrikaanse-resepte/

Ek het hierdie volgende resep by ‘n vriendin gekry en boere! is dit nou lekker. Ek moet hom nog net self bak. Daarby het ek nog nie uitgekom nie en dit is nou my doelwit vir hierdie komende week! Hier in Engeland het hulle soveel “Targets”, dis targets vir elke liewe dingetjie, ‘n wonder hulle het nog nie opgekom met targets vir jou met jou troeteldiere nie, want soms is dit al wat saak maak, die targets! Nou sal ek myself een stel…om die beskuit te bak…hier kom hy!

Karringmelk beskuit
3x 500 g pakkies bruismeel
1/2 t sout
3/4 van 500g margarien
3 eiers
2k suiker
1k klapper
1t vanilla geursel
1t voedselkleursel- geel
500ml Karringmelk
Metode:
Stel die oond op 180 grade C
1. Vryf die botter in die meel en sout.
2. Klits die Karringmelk, suiker en eiers saam.
3. Voeg klapper by die meelmengsel.
4. Voeg geursel en kleursel by die eiermengsel.
5. Meng alles saam. Voeg melk by indien die deeg te styf is.
6. Smeer broodpannetjies. Plaas die deeg daarin totdat +- 1/4 van die boom bedek is, anders is die beskuit te groot.
7. Bak +- 20 minute, sny en droog uit.
8. Geniet met ‘n heerlike koppie tee!

History of Ouma Rusks.
Ouma Rusks (Afrikaans: Ouma Beskuit – literally “Ouma Rusks”; “Ouma” is a brand and proper noun meaning “Grandmother” ) are South Africa’s best-known brand of rusks – a traditional South African snack that is dipped in coffee or (less often) tea before being eaten.Owing to the South African diaspora it has become an iconic South African product that is consumed all over the world. It is usually marketed with the slogan Doop ‘n Ouma (in Afrikaans) or Dip ‘n Ouma (in South African English) (Dip a Ouma).According to the manufacturer, the history of Ouma Rusks began in the 1939 in the small Eastern Cape town of Molteno, where the effects of the Great Depression were bringing many people to their knees. During this time, a certain Ouma Greyvensteyn and her friends attended a church meeting where ways in which to help mission work were discussed. At the end of the meeting, each of the women were given a half-a-crown coin and told to multiply it using their talents, as in the Gospel. Ouma Greyvensteyn used this money to buy ingredients in order to make rusks using her family recipe. The rusks she baked proved to be extremely popular and orders continued to be placed for her rusks.Ouma Rusks are now owned by NOLA – one of South Africa’s leading food manufacturers and a division of Foodcorp. Currently, the rusks are available in single, 500 g and 1 kg packs in the following flavours:

Condensed Milk
Aniseed
Buttermilk
Muesli
Wholewheat
Original Sliced
Buttermilk Sliced
Dunkems Blueberry
Read
HEREabout Rusks


Piesangbrood…soos in die Kook-en-geniet resepteboek!
Bestanddele:

1/2 koppie botter/margarien
1 koppie suiker
2 eiers
2 koppies meel
2 teelepels bakpoeier
4 – 6 piesangs …fyn gedruk
1 teelepel vanilla geursel
1/2 teelepel sout
Metode:

Stel die oond op 180 C.
Klits die botter en suiker tot romerig en glad. Voeg die vanilla geursel by. Klits die eiers goed en meng dit by. Sif die droe bestanddele en voeg dit by. Meng goed. Meng die fyngedrukte piesangs by en meng alles deeglik. Plaas die mengsel in gesmeerde broodpannetjies. Bak vir 1 uur. Laat afkoel en sit voor met botter/margarien.

:: Banana Bread::

This very traditional South African bread is best served as buttered slices. It is best to buy the bananas a few days in advance and wait until they are at their ripest, with the skin just starting to turn black.
Ingredients:
125 butter or margarine
375 ml sugar
3 eggs
5ml (1tsp) vanilla essence
250ml (1 cup) banana pulp (about 2 bananas, depending on size)
500ml (2 cups) flour
10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
1.25ml (1/4 tsp) baking soda
1.25ml (1/4 tsp) salt
25ml milk
A small 25cm cake tray (1.75L)

*The banana is best mashed in a food processor; or just cut into pieces and then mashed with a fork/potato masher.
Method:
1. Mix the butter and sugar together. If you have an electric beater, all the better.
2. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well inbetween.
3. Add the vanilla and banana pulp, mixing well.
4. Add the dry ingredients with the milk and mix well till you have a smooth thick batter.
5. Pour into bread tin and bake for one hour at 180 degrees Celsius.
Recipe to be found here:
http://hoogendoorn.livedsl.nl/Recipes/Piesangbrood.html

This next recipe comes from Peter Veldsman, one of South Africa’s most knowledgeable food writers. I hope you enjoy it!
CONDENSED MILK RUSKS
(Makes 120 rusks)

The easy way out for those who can’t or won’t bake mosbolletjies.

1 tin (397 g) condensed milk
500 ml (2 cups) boiling water
250 g (250 ml/1 cup) butter
200 g (250 ml/1 cup) sugar
500 ml (2 cups) cold water
3 extra-large eggs, beaten
2 cakes of fresh yeast (25 g each), crumbled
1 packet (2,5 kg) cake flour
25 ml (2 T) salt
50 ml (4 T) aniseed (optional)

BAKING TINS
4 greased loaf tins

1. Mix condensed milk, boiling water, butter and sugar until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Add cold water, eggs, yeast and half the flour. Mix thoroughly to a smooth batter. Do not be too concerned if small pieces of yeast are still visible. Cover and leave in a warm place for 1-2 hours to allow the leavening to rise and become spongy.

2. Punch back the leavening and add salt, aniseed (if used) and enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Sprinkle more flour, a little at a time, onto the dough board and knead well until the dough no longer sticks to the board. Knead for 15 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. If another pair of hands is available, divide the dough into two and knead separately.

3. Complete dough by leaving it to prove, punching back, pinching into balls, packing tightly in greased baking tins and setting aside to rise again.

4. Bake the rusk loaf for 40-50 minutes. Cover with aluminium foil, shiny side up, as soon as the top becomes too brown. Turn out and leave to cool. Break into rusks and dry out.
Recipe from this site…http://www.showcook.co.za/pveldsman.htm

Hierdie volgende reseppie het ek van ‘n blog-leser gekry, sien haar boodskap in die kommentaar-boks hier. Ek plaas haar resep hier. Geniet dit!

Hier is ‘n Karringmelk beskuit resep – ‘n wenner!! (Dit was op die karringmelk houer).
1 kg Bruismeel; 5ml sout; 200ml suiker; 250g botter of magarien; 500ml karringmelk; 2 eiers; 25ml olie.
Metode: 1. Meng bruismeel en sout. 2. Vryf botter of margarine in (tot dit fyn korreltjis is). 3. Klits suiker, eiers, olie en karringmelk in ‘n aparte houer. 4. Voeg nou die “nat” mengsel by die “droee” mengsel. 5. Meng baie deeglik en plaas in ‘n gesmeerde oondpan – krap dit gelyk met ‘n vurk. (Ek maak nie bolletjies nie, dit neem te veel tyd!) 6. Bak ongeveer 45min by 180 grade Celsius – so ligbruin bo-op. 7. Haal uit oond, laat effens afkoel, dop uit pan en breek in stukkies. 8. Droog uit in oond. (Toe die kinders klein was het hulle dit net so sag geeet!)
Dis gou om te maak en baie lekker!!!

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This page comes from the Woman’s Weekly, 28th August 2007. (UK magazine) It all looks delicious!! Hubby bought the mag for me…perhaps thought it was high time I read a woman’s mag for a change…and not playing chess…hahaha….he also bought me “The People’s Friend” (The Famouse Story Magasine”…wonder why…although there are some good articles in it…one about Willie Shand…whoever he is! ….lol and…there is a page about Gloucester Cathedral too…really good reading stuff…he knows I like to read stories…perhaps that’s why he’s bought the “story magazine”……anyway…thought to share the recipes!! I’m going to try the “Mille Feuille Slices”…not today….perhaps the weekend…I like baking, but I must be in the “mood” ….did it a zillion times when at secondary school, but don’t do it as much as I did it when at school. I can remember, we went to the movies, I was in Standerd 9…now…that was in the OLD South Africa…now it is Grade 11! Not 11th Grade…like the Americans say…we do it always the other way around in South Africa….hahaha….just to prove we are “different”…but anyway…we came back that Friday night, I baked a chocolate cake AND we finished it about an hour later…!! My first pudding was when I was 10, never heard of “method”…started reading and as far as I go, mixed everything! I got the best compliments for my Vinegar pudding…and it was really nice, must say myself…and from there, every Sunday….everybody wanted that pudding!! And….then I discovered the “method” bit…and it wasn’t the same again….so…ignore the method bit and mix! haha..

Vinegar pudding

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 45 minutes Oven temperature: 160°C

Serves: 6

Batter

250ml milk

15ml butter

15ml smooth apricot jam

15ml vinegar

1 large egg

155g (185ml) sugar

150g (250ml) cake flour, sifted

5ml bicarbonate of soda

Syrup

250ml cream or evaporated milk

125ml milk

100g butter

100g sugar

Preparation

Batter:Place the milk, butter and jam in a saucepan. Heat to melt the butter and jam. Add the vinegar and set aside.Whisk the egg and sugar in a bowl over hot water until light and fluffy. Stir the milk mixture in then fold in the sifted flour. Quickly fold in the baking powder. Pour the mixture into a greased, square or rectangular 1,5-litre ovenproof dish and bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until the mixture shrinks away from the edges of the dish.Sauce: Combine all the ingredients and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and prick the surface of the pudding with a fork. Pour the hot sauce over the pudding and leave to absorb. Serve hot

Here is another Vinegar pudding recipe…click HEREfor the recipe.

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This is Polenta…what we call “maize meal”…You can read about Polenta more HERE on the BBC’s website. The link will open in a new window.

Maize meal,  in the UK called Polenta. The maize meal can be bought from any South African shop in any country outside South Africa. In the UK there are a couple of shops….if you do a search…you will come across loads of them all over the world..from America to Holland…to Australia…etc.

Ok, now the “how” of the Pap in the microwave….

First, take about 3 cups of maize meal, (more or less) only the maize meal, and put it in the microwave….for 3 minutes. If you  use less maize meal, obviously you use less time too.
Then, stir it a bit and put back for another 3 minutes!
Next….boil water, about 4 cups….and mix with the maize meal, but it must be boiled water, use it immediately after it has boiled….stir it…you can even whisk it….to avoid humps….for the dish it must not be a stiff porridge…it doesn’t matter if it is a little bit runny…. it will settle once it’s been used with all your ingredients in the oven….
Finally….. microwave for another 3-4 minutes! And…you have “Pap”…!
If you try it the first time, take the water/maize meal bit by bit…to practise and see how you get on….good luck!
If I make it, I don’t measure the water/maize meal exactly….it is a matter of…how I “feel”

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As I promised some of my chess players….and all other people reading here…this dish is a must if you’re having a BBQ. In South Africa we like to have it as a side dish, some people won’t make it, but instead having just Pap…which is well-known to the “Southerners” in America as “porridge”. (They also call it “grits” ). In South Africa we also call it “porridge”…in English…but this dish is known for the Afrikaans word… “Pap dis”…which means… “porridge dish”….[it’s an oven dish] or Pap tert [pap tart].

Some people will sometimes have porridge for breakfast….depends on taste and what you like for breakfast. Sometimes you get people who don’t like Pap, then you will have bread rolls for them, usually people from the Cape! They don’t know what is delicious and good for them…wonder if they know the difference between a Springbok and a Kudu…! hahaha…only joking! Ok, we had friends Saturday night for a BBQ and I took photos step-by-step of this dish, specially to post them here for my poor chess players – some are now very much into Saffa-goodies and foods and all the nice/delicous stuff they can order from  South African shops all over the world. One chess player was so confused after telling him what to do, well, now he’s got the pictures too…Our friends told me to tell everyone here that they all had a second helping and it was really delicious…–[btw..it is the truth…]
To make Pap (porridge)…click HERE and it’s only 3 min in the microwave, although another recipe is to be found at the bottom of this post…so you have a choice! The link will open in a new window.
On THIS LINK you will find a delicious recipe about South African buttermilk rusks…[karringmelk beskuit]..the link will open in a new window.
and…..on

THIS LINK you will find many more South African traditional recipes, like milk tart, [whoop whoop! yummy!] scones, sugar cookies (soet koekies) etc. The link will open in a new window.

…and…any South African loves this mouthwatering KOEKSUSTERS (cook sisters) and would love you for this! The link will open in a new window. This is really the ultimate for any Saffa! You can bribe anyone with it.

And…if you like something pizza-ish…click HERE for something really delicous! The link will open in a new window. This is my own recipe and our friends go crazy for it…
For the Pap Dish…you need…..

………Cream…single cream….as double cream is a bit too thick and you need more “runny” cream….

…….one onion……more if you like more….

………chopped………

………..mushrooms……sliced………..

………bacon……diced……….my own “ingredient”

………frankfurther……..depends on taste…to serve 4 people it’s enough to add one per person…this is also my own “ingredient”…as it wasn’t in the original recipe….

………grated cheese……..

Pap…porridge… make it a little bit runny…if it’s thick, you’re going to have trouble to “smear” it in your dish….recipe at the bottom of this post…

…..fry….mushrooms….I like to fry everything separately, it’s up to you, you can mix it straight away from the start and fry it all together….

fry bacon……………

fry…….frankfurthers……….

mix them all together…onions fried too, of course……..

Take a heat-resistant glass dish….cover it first with a thin layer of oil, butter or margarine, whatever you like…and start with a thin layer of pap (porridge)

…..add a layer of the fried mixture……

……. at this stage, I like to add a thin layer of grated cheese and cream, it’s just a bit more creamy if you do it…

………cover with a layer of pap (porridge)…..

………completely……….

……..now add your cheese and cream and your dish is ready for the oven!

………..and….Voila! This is what you get after about 30 min (keep checking it…not in a too hot oven…about 180 deg C….)

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How to make “Pap”…
from……
wikihow.com/Make-Pap-in-the-Microwave
Its only 10 minutes, so pay attention! Things You’ll Need

A microwave
Coarse Maize Meal (Mieliemeel)
a kettle of freshly boiled water
a large microwavable bowl with lid
a fork – preferably a large two tine fork

Measure out a cup of maize meal into the microwave bowl (1 cup should make enough for 3-4 people).
Depending on where you are from and how you like your pap add a pinch of salt, more than a pinch or none at all!
Add just enough of the freshly boiled water to wet all the maize meal and work it in with the fork.
Set microwave on “High” and the timer for 10 minutes.
Put the lid on your bowl and pop it in the microwave.
Microwave for about a minute and then remove again.
Thoroughly stir in a little bit more water and return to the microwave.
Repeat this process (Remove, add a little water and stir, microwave again) 3 or 4 more times during cooking time at regular intervals – find a rhythm that works for you! Tips
A glass (Pyrex) bowl is preferable to a plastic microwave bowl
If you have a big enough bowl you can use more than a cup of maize meal, but you might have a better end result if you rather make it in batches – should you require more pap.
Likewise you can use the same method to make smaller amounts – just use a third or quarter cup to make a single serving
for Putu (Krummel) pap, add a little less water and use the fork make to the pap crumbly – believe me, the microwave can make perfect krummelpap!
In the same way, adding more water will give you a denser (stywe) pap or if you add too much water (with finer maize meal) you will have slap pap.
Making pap in the microwave may seem strange at first, but you will master it in no time and no one will be able to tell the difference! Warnings
Use oven mitts as the bowl will get really hot after the first couple of minutes. A cloud of super hot steam will escape every time you open to stir so take the lid off carefully and away from your face
DO NOT forget about it after the first minute! If you neglect to add water and stir an incredibly dense layer of burnt maize will form and the bowl you were using will be a write off.


Maize meal…which you can buy or order from any South African shop anywhere in the world.


……and this is a replacement in Tesco……shops in the UK….and costs about £1.40

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