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Pancakes

As I sit here typing on my computer, I can hear the rain falling outside, just hard enough to hear. This is called pancake weather in South Africa!! Whenever the rain comes, we bake pancakes as a family and enjoy the sound of the rain outside.

I baked pancakes yesterday when the rain started, so it worked out very well in the end. We had 2 savoury pancakes with tuna and mayo as well as ham and cheese. The traditional way you should have it though is with cinnamon sugar! Whenever I eat a pancake I remember the lovely church fates. Everyone always buy cinnamon sugar pancakes by the dozen!

I would like to share with you a great pancake recipe so you can bake them the next time you have a rainy day…

Bake while it rains and eat as you go along!

Ingredients:
5 cups of cold water
1/4 cup of oil (not too much)
3 tablespoons of white vinegar (malt is fine if you don’t have white)
6 eggs
3 cups of flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method:
1. Beat the liquids together.
2. Sieve the dry ingredients and add a little bit at a time.
3. Beat very well.
4. Bake the first pancake in a little bit of oil in a frying pan. (paper thin)
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, rol up and enjoy!

Try this recipe to make you feel warm inside! This recipe is enough to feed alot of people. If you are only baking for a few people, you can just halve the ingredients.

Eat and enjoy!

Generaal hertzog koekies with apricot jam

General Hertzog Cookies

In the past the Generals used to name cookies they liked after themselves so everyone would know who’s favourites they were!

Here follows the recipe for these lovely cookies that I baked just the other day.  They are really quick and very easy to make.  Even if you have never baked them before, roll up your sleaves and sink your teeth into this one!

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup of margarine
3 eggs (white and yellow seperate)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
If the pastry is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of milk.

Method:
1.  Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder together.  Rub the margarine in with your fingertips.
2.  Add the egg yolk and the sugar.  Mix and let is rest for about 15 minutes.
3.  Roll the dough and place round pieces of dough in little muffin pans.
4.  Place a small teaspoon of apricot jam in on top of the dough.

Filling:
1.  Beat the white of the eggs together well.
2.  Add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 cup of desiccated coconut to the egg whites and mix.
3.  Place a spoon full of this on the top of the apricot jam.
4.  Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 10-20 minutes.

Once you start eating them it is really hard to stop, so make sure you bake enough!




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Brandy Pudding

The recipe I am going to share with you today is about 350 years old! A great favourite from the Cape where the first brandy from Cape grapes were distilled in 1672! We have come a long way since then, but still, Cape Brandy Pudding remains an old favourite 🙂

Ingredients
250 g of depitted dates, cut up
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter/margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, whisked
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts

Method
1. Cut the dates, add the boiling water and bicarbonate of soda to halve of the dates, stir and let it cool down.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar and add the beaten eggs. Mix very well.
3. Sieve the dry ingredients together and add.
4. Add the rest of the dates and walnuts. Then add the dates in water and mix very well.
5. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake in a pre-heated oven of 180 degrees celcius for 30 – 40 minutes.
6. Remove from the oven and pour the syrup over the warm pudding.

Syrup
1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup brandy

1. Boil together the sugar, butter and water for 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and add vanilla and brandy. Mix well.
3. Pour warm over the warm pudding and serve with cream or ice cream.

Nothing nicer to warm you up on a cold day! Enjoy! Do come back soon. New recipes are added every month. If you have any requests, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out!