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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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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

Things you might need:

I really hope you will enjoy this dish. Let us know if you’ve tried this.

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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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Things you may need: 

Air Fryer by Cozyna (3.7QT) with airfryer cookbooks (over 50 recipes)

Russell Hobbs Purifry Health Air Fryer (2L)

Pyrex Basics Clear Glass Baking Dishes – 2 Piece Value-Plus Pack – 1 Each: 3 Quart Oblong, 2 Quart Square

Jamie Oliver Oven Dish Terracotta (Small)

Hamilton Beach (70730) Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper with Bowl Scraper, 10 Cup, Electric

Morphy Richards Spiralizer Express Food Processor (Black)

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