Savory Chakalaka Braai Bread

Savory Chakalaka Braai bread

The best  savory chakalaka braai bread to have with a Braai

This is another all-time favourite which family and friends request I make to have with a Lekker South African Braai.

What is Chakalala you may ask?

Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews, or curries. For example, a tin of baked beans, tin of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and some curry paste can be used to make the dish. You can also add chopped butternut, corn and carrots.

Chakalaka may have originated in the townships of Johannesburg or on the gold mines surrounding Johannesburg when Mozambican mineworkers coming off shift cooked tinned produce (tomatoes, beans) with chilli to produce a spicy relish with a Portuguese flair to accompany pap.

I like to use the hot and spicy one but when there are kids around it is best to go with mild or normal.  Extra hot is just too hot for the kids. This recipe is so easy to make 5 min prepare time and 45 min to bake. I usually make this and my Pumpkin pie for such occasions. I highly recommend you try this.


500ml cake flour

15ml baking powder

salt and pepper

4 extra large eggs lightly whisked

410g chakalaka

80ml of grated cheese (to sprinkle on top)

1 handful of grated cheese to through in the mixture

Some chopped feta if you like feta


  • Preheat oven to 180 deg Celcius.
  • Spray a bread loaf tin with non-stick cook and spray.
  • Sift dry ingredients together
  • Add eggs, cheese and chakalaka
  • Mix well and spoon into a loaf tin.
  • Sprinkle with extra cheese if desired
  • Bake for +- 45 min until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  • Serve hot or cold with butter

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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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