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Recipe Repertoire

Simple recipes from my home to yours...

Recipe Repertoire

Browse through our favorite recipes and meals!

Coconut Jam Tartlets
  • Time: 20 min baking
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Coconut Jam Tartlets

Hertzoggies are very traditional 'Afrikaanse tertjies'.  A shortcrust pasty filled with apricot jam topped with coconut meringue.  Great to fill the cookie tins for holiday season!  Just don't expect them to last too long.  Normally my short crust pastry is too much for the topping so I added a second topping for left over crust. (see 'Accompanying Recipes'). They also make perfect gifts or could be packaged and sold from your home industry (tuisnywerheid).

Curried Butternut Soup
  • Time: 60 min cooking time
  • Complexity:
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Curried Butternut Soup

Our family's favourite soup is this thick curry soup with the sweetness of butternut .  This amount of soup must be cooked in at least a 10lt pot. Serve it with lots of warm garlic bread.  A great accompaniment is Egyptian Dukkah. Sprinkle over liberally. Bacon can be substituted with any left-over smoked pork.
Curried Eggs
  • Time: 35 min
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Curried Eggs

This is a Van der Merwe family favourite. This is a mild curry.  Chilli can added to make stronger curry. This amount of suce should be enough for a about 12 -14 eggs.
How to Assemble Pizza
  • Time: 30-40 minute baking time
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans, Italy

How to Assemble Pizza

Here is how we assemble our pizzas.  Make it a family affair and give each one something to put on the dough.  We prefer 'our' pizza than 'mine'!  Just a little bit of child training...

This is not really a diet food, yet you can vary your toppings to suit your diet.  Look around for some that suits your style and taste.

Large Quantity Pizza Dough

Large Quantity Pizza Dough

Being a large family I don't make my pizza in round pans, as they waste space and time.  I make it in larger rectangular pans that fit exactly in my oven.  Because pizza is our family's unanimous favourite I make enough for at least two meals taking in consideration the time and effort that go in it.  I would either freeze the second portion or take the next day off cooking!  This amount makes about 12 - 14 thin crust, medium, round pizzas.  It fills at least 6 of my pans. (33 X 55 cm)
Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

Lemon Meringue Pie

Delight your friends with this melt-in-your mouth dessert which is easy to make.

No-cook Tomato Sauce for Pizza

No-cook Tomato Sauce for Pizza

I make this sauce for pizza which we apply liberally to the base of the pizza.  It requires no cooking as I use tinned tomato products only.
South African Chutney
  • Time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours cooking
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans

South African Chutney

If you enjoy the Original Mrs Ball's Chutney from South Africa you are sure to like this recipe.  To be enjoyed with most meat dishes! Especially good with curry.  Give your toasted cheese sandwhich a new flavour.
Sweet Chilli Chicken Pizza Topping

Sweet Chilli Chicken Pizza Topping

Chicken breats with a very mild chilli sauce on pizza is sure to be a favourite.  This can serve about 2-3 of my large pizzas.