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Banana Bread- Moist and delicious

Banana Bread

Easiest most moist Banana Bread

Moist and delicious banana bread recipe. Easy to make, no need for a mixer!

This recipe is a family favourite the kids absolutely love it.  As well as my in-laws. I have to say though that the secret to good moist banana bread is melted butter, yes that’s it.  Best for Bake, Stork and others like Wooden Spoon just don’t give it that rich, moist, texture you’re looking for when it comes to a decent slice of banana bread.  This is a MUST try. You can add more banana’s or a bit more sugar to your liking although I stick to a ¾ cup. You can toss in a cup of chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips if you want, or put the batter into muffin tins and make Banana Muffins instead.

The kids love it when I use my shaped silicon moulds for treats like this especially when they take them to school for a lunch box treat.

3 or 4 ripe bananas mashed

80 ml of melted butter

A ¾ cup of sugar

1 egg beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

1 ½ cups of flour sifted

(nuts are optional) I have also added 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius. With a wooden spoon, mix butter and mashed bananas in a bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last and mix together.  Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Or until a tester inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Slice to serve.

This loaf freezes well too, I like to make a double batch it comes in handy when the kids want something nice to snack on.

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Traditional South African Pumpkin Pie

Traditional South African Pumpkin Pie

My Traditional South African Pumpkin Pie

Today I want to share with you one of my most famous recipes. Traditional South African Pumpkin Pie.

This is not your traditional Pumpkin Pie which the US usually eat to celebrate 4th of July Thanks Giving but my traditional South African version of Pumpkin Pie.

It is super easy to prepare and it uses very few ingredients. This dish goes well with most meals although in South Africa my family and friends always request my pumpkin pie for a good old Braai. Or as the rest of the world would say a BBQ. You can eat this served hot or cold.

This recipe is a keeper in the fridge for 2 days covered, although there won’t be any left. Yes, that’s right it lands up in those tummies really fast.

My South African Traditional Pumpkin Pie also freezes well. I would advise to use it within 1 month of freezing though. You can reheat it in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes.

There are two ways to enjoy this pie.

  1. With any dinner, chicken, turkey, meat, pork etc.
  2. As a DESSERT (yes you heard right as a dessert) everyone reckons it would go great served with cream and vanilla ice cream. It has a light fluffy texture almost like a cake and best of all it is super easy to make. You can use butter, oil or half butter and half oil. I personally think it comes out best when made with butter. Gotta love dishes made with butter!!!

So easy to make that the kids can do it. Better yet they will eat that pumpkin and want more.  I guarantee it. Even those picky adults who don’t like to eat pumpkin will go crazy for another piece.

So, are you ready to make a super easy flop proof Traditional South African Pumpkin Pie? I bet you are… go on WOW your family and friends with this recipe. Don’t forget to let us know if you’ve tried it. We love to hear back from you.

Ingredients

½ cup sugar (I don’t like it too sweet)

150g melted butter or ½ cup oil

3 eggs

5ml salt

1 cup of self-raising flour sifted

3 cups of grated pumpkin (I like to use the grater attachment for my food processor

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 deg. Mix together sugar and butter or oil, mix together eggs and salt and then add it to butter-sugar mixture. Add flour and grated pumpkin and mix well. Place mixture in a rectangular greased oven bake pyrex dish Bake for 45min. Do not over brown. Once out the oven sprinkle with cinnamon.  Serve hot or cold. As is with cream or ice-cream.

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About Us

Hi everyone and welcome to our Food Truck website. My name is Kay and my husbands name is Justin. Cooking has always been a passion of mine right from a little girl.

I used to spend my time baking with my Nan in the kitchen whenever she came to visit for a holiday. My Nan always used to bake the yummiest of home made English dishes. By the time I was 16 years old I wanted to be chef. Justin grew up in the kitchen he loves food. His grandfather used to have a restaurant and his mother is an excellent cook too.

Well time went by and life went on, I never became a chef but that did not stop me from cooking. Justin and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and keep saying how we need to put together our dishes. Well here we are today 19 years later and have decided to share our creations. I must say he does cook well and through him and his family my taste buds have been able to experience a wide variety of foods.

OUR STORY

Our friends would often ask us for our recipes, which meals they can make which are nutritious and affordable? A few of our younger bachelor friends eat a lot of take out (which becomes costly) and this leads to eating non nutritious meals such as 2 min noodles. 2 min noodles is not food guys!! And definitely not nutritious. We would then help our fellow friends learn how to cook a decent meal on an affordable budget. So here we are ready and excited to share our budget meals as well as other delicious recipes. A few years back we used to run a cooking school teaching kids from the ages of 3 -12 years the basics of cooking and safety in the kitchen our own children used to join us in these classes as well as their friends.

WHY WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

Learning to cook will help you understand world cultures, customs and flavors. You will also learn life skills like eating healthy, budgeting your money, and cleaning. Save some cash. We could all do with extra cash. Cooking is less expensive than eating at restaurants, fast food joints and school cafeterias.

We’re grateful to have learned basic cooking skills at a young age


Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook

* It’s an Important Life Skill.

* Builds Relationships with friends and family

* Gives Appreciation for Real Food taste

* Cuts Down on Picky Eating

* Develops Fine Motor Skills great for the little ones

* Requires Following Instructions

* Practices Reading

* Practices Math

* You can be creative

* It offers a chance to be praised and encouraged

* Opportunities to serve

* Relieves mom (does this really need an explanation?) Haha

THE GOAL OF OUR SITE

To teach others young and old to be creative think out the box and have fun when it comes to food, learn to lead a healthy lifestyle by eating the right way. Treat yourself to some nice cheat meals once per week. I know for those who even dieting you need to reward yourself for the healthy eating you do during the week. Once per week treat yourself to a decent dessert it well deserved.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. Let us know if you have tried any of dishes. We’d love to hear from you.

All the best,

Kay & Justin
https://www.foodtruck.siterubix.com

foodtrucklearnhowtocook@gmail.com

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