Category Archives: Cakes



•12 cups of flour
•12 tsp of baking powder
•12 eggs
•6 cups of milk
•4 cups of sugar
•2 tsp of vanilla
•1 kg of Rama
•pinch of salt
•1 &1/2 tin of apricot jam
•1 & 1/2 cup of boiling water
• coconut

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Beat eggs, add vanilla and then add sugar stir until smooth, add milk and melted rama and pour that mixture in dry ingredients and stir. Preheat your stove up to 180°. Use queen’s cake pan.

For coating:
Put apricot jam into a pot, add boiling water in it and then put it on the stove and allow it to boil until smooth and sticky( not runny). After that you can add red food colouring. Allow your cakes and your jam to cool down, and then you can dip cakes in jam and roll it in a container with coconut.

Credit: Nozipho MaZondi Ndaba

sponge cake of my style

I made it last night and I was going to decorate it with vanilla frosting , they said they can’t wait for that it looks very delicious they want it now I had to cut it, mind you it my first attempt for sponge cake.


750g cake flour
400ml milk
250g sugar
4 large eggs
250ml vegetable oil
1 cap caramel essence
1 cap lemon essence
5ml vanilla essence
30g baking powder
Drop of yellow food colour


Mix all wet then add dry ingredients and bake at 180 degreee on preheated oven 280degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Vanilla Frosting
500g powdered sugar
85g butter softened
5m vanilla essence
10ml milk

In a bowl mix powdered sugar and butter is g electric mixer on low speed, then stir in vanilla essence and milk then beat until frosting is smooth and spreadable.

I’m not professional yet but ngyazama


Credit: Gugu Precious Macu

Sponge Cake


3 cups cake flour
3tsp baking powder
1 cup cooking oil
1 cup sugar
1tsp vanilla essence

sift yr flour
add baking powder

in a separate bowl add
cooking oil
sorry I forgot to mention milk neh on my ingredients to yr desire I didn’t measure milk
then add this to yr dry ingredients
then mix thoroughly. nd bake in 180 degrees for 15 min tops .
nd bake with smile THANX boLovey

Credit: Violet Mini Mini

*Banana bread*

2 cups of flour
4 eggs
3 over ripe bananas
2 t of baking soda
100g margarine
1 spoon Vanilla essence
1 cup sugar


Mash the banana and add sugar,eggs, vanilla essence and margarine mix all this together, add flour and baking soda then again you mix.

Grease your bread pan and put in the pre- heated oven (180°) for 30 min.

Credit: Asa Sondiya

Mashed potatoes,cooked mashed,

adding bkng powder,
2eggs&rama whilst still hot&stir to mix everything.U can add grated cheese or milk if u want.
Cooked mashed cinnamon&vanilla essence added,stir in custard powder&syrup.
Spinach salad
Cooked,added mushrooms,red n yellow peppers,when cooled added mayonnaise,&tuna fish.
Ox tongue boiled hard skin peeled then fried wd onions,spices till cooked.

Credit: Inhkosikati LaMcusi

Rice & Peas, Jollof Rice & Fried Rice

Rice & Peas Recipe

1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 cup long-grain white rice (such as jasmine)
1 (15-ounce) can dark kidney beans, rinsed and drained

How to Make It
Combine the first 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove pan from heat; remove the thyme sprigs and garlic, and discard. Gently stir in the beans. Cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Jollof Rice Recipe

4 cups uncooked long-grain rice (not basmati)
6 cups stock (vegetable, chicken, or beef) or water, divided
6 medium-sized fresh plum/Roma tomatoes, chopped, OR a 400-gram tin of tomatoes
6 fresh, red poblano peppers (or 4 large red bell peppers), seeds discarded
3 medium-sized red onions (1 sliced thinly, 2 roughly chopped), divided
1 Scotch bonnet peppers (yellow is my favorite!), to taste
1/3 cup oil (vegetable/ canola/coconut, not olive oil)
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons (Carribean/Jamaican-style) curry powder
1 teaspoon (heaping) dried thyme
2 dried bay leaves
2 teaspoons unsalted butter (optional), divided
1 dash Salt, to taste

Rinse the rice to get rid of some starch then parboil: Bring the rice to a boil with 2 cups of the stock (or water) then cook on medium heat, covered, about 12 to 15 minutes. Rice will still be hard, a bit “white” (not translucent) and only partly cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a blender, combine tomatoes, red poblano (or bell) peppers, chopped onions, and chile pepper; blend till smooth, about a minute or two. You should have roughly 4 cups of blended mix.
In a large pan, heat oil and add sliced onion. Season with a pinch of salt, stir-fry for a minute or two, then add the tomato paste, curry powder, dried thyme and bay leaves. Stir for another 2 minutes. Add the blended tomato-pepper-chile mixture, stir, and set on medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes so the mix cooks and the raw taste of the tomatoes is gone. You might feel your eyes sting with onions.
Add 2 cups of the stock to the cooked tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon of butter, and then add the parboiled rice. Stir, cover with a double piece of foil/ baking or parchment paper and put a lid on the pan. This will seal in the steam and lock in the flavour. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Stir again, adjust seasoning to taste, then add the remaining 1 cup of stock. Stir, cover with foil/ baking or parchment paper and let cook for another 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to prevent burning and till the rice is cooked and the grains are separate.
Don’t be afraid to add some more stock or water—by the half-cup, stirring gently—if you find it a bit hard. When it’s cooked, take off heat and remove the cover of the pot. Put a tea cloth over the top and leave for half an hour or more, till ready to serve.
To make Party Rice, you’ll need one more step. Now Party Rice is essentially Smoky Jollof Rice, traditionally cooked over an open fire. However, you can achieve the same results on the stove top. Here’s how: Once the rice is cooked, turn up the heat with the lid on and leave to “burn” for 3 to 5 minutes. You’ll hear the rice crackled and snap and it will smell toasted. Turn off the heat and leave with the lid on to “rest” till ready to serve. The longer the lid stays on, the smokier. Let the party begin!

Fried Rice Recipe

3 tbsp. sesame oil, divided
3 large eggs
Kosher salt
2 carrots, diced
3 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. peeled and minced ginger (from a 1″ piece)
4 c. cooked long grain rice (preferably leftover)
3/4 c. frozen peas
3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
Beat egg with 2 teaspoons water and a large pinch salt and add to skillet. Cook, stirring to form large soft curds, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate.
Return skillet to high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil, the carrots, and whites of the green onions. Cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
Add rice, peas, and cooked eggs to skillet. Pour in soy sauce and cook, stirring until heated through, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the remaining green onions.



1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F.

With an electric mixer cream butter and sugars until nice and creamy. Add cream cheese and continue to mix until all lumps are gone and it is nice and smooth. Add vanilla and egg and mix.

Slowly add flour, a little at a time. Add baking soda and salt and mix well, but not too much!

Turn off your mixer and add the chocolate chips, folding by hand with a rubber spatula.

Scoop cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon onto a cookie sheet; make sure they aren’t too close though!

Bake in your oven for 9-11 minutes, I do mine for 10.

Cool on a rack and once they are all the way cool put into a plastic bag or container and keep in the fridge!

Since they have cream cheese in them you don’t want them to spoil!

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever! They stay nice and moist! Makes about 3 dozen.

Credit: susanrecipe

Oxtail stew served with brown rice and pumpkin

Brown rice- Boil brown rice according to instructions then fry onions and peppers. Added garlic and vegetable spice.

Oxtail Stew- In a bowl, pour flour, salt, black pepper, mixed herbs and coat the oxtail in the flour. Brown the oxtail and then boil until cooked. In another pot, boil carrots, patty pan and baby marrow for 15minutes, when cooked drain the water. 

Fry onions, add garlic and add the oxtail in. Then add tomato paste, salt, curry powder and Durban curry cook in sauce and add a bit of water. Then add vegetables and simmer for few minutes

Credit: Portia’s Catering 

Lunch is served

Braai meat served with corn and tomato salad
fresh corn, baby tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, finely chopped red onion, chopped fresh coriander,olive oil, vinegar, chillie flakes and feta cheese

Cook corn in large pot with boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; cool to room temperature. Cut corn, transfer corn to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to blend. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper.


Tomato Sauce, worcestershire sauce, sweet chilli sauce, salt, black pepper, bbq spice, mixed herb, garlic and ginger

METHOD: Whisk all ingredients together., Marinade your meat for 3-4 hrs before you braai.

Credit: Portia’s Catering

Sweet chilli chicken wings served with masala potatoes, pumpkin and coselaw

Lunch is served- Sweet chilli chicken wings served with masala potatoes, pumpkin and coselaw

Marinade: Sweet chilli sauce, chicken spice, paprika, mixed herbs salt and pepper. Mix everything together and marinade the wings for 4hours. Put the wings in the wings in the oven 180 for 45minntes

Coselaw: chop cabbage, grate the carrots and chop red onion. Mix mayonaise, dijon mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, salt and black pepper. Mix with the cabbage and carrots

Masala potatoes: Boil potatoes, keep aside when cooked. Fry coriander seeds and cumin seeds for 2minutes. Add potatoes to the coriander and cumin seeds, add tumeric powder, chillie flakes, salt and mix everything together. Add a bit of water if it sticks to the pan.

Credit: Portia’s Catering