Category Archives: Food

PENNE CHICKEN PESTO

Ingredients 
1 cup of Penne pasta 
Chicken breast fillets
Cherry tomatoes 
Garlic 
Pesto (basil) [store bought] 
1 Tbsp of Oil 
Cheese (your choice) 
Salt and pepper

Method 
Fry chicken breast with oil and add crushed garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add cherry tomatoes and set aside. Cook penne with instructions on package or as you normally cook your pasta. Add the penne in the chicken and mix then add pesto as you require. Grate cheese and serve while warm. Enjoy 😊

Note: You can use any chicken breast. I used the crumbed one as I couldn’t find breast fillets at my nearest supermarket. You can also use any pesto of your choice or make some if you can find the recipe on Google lol. Enjoy though!

Credit: Gift Mkhonza Bee

BOEREWORS STEW OR SESHEBO OR WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT. I FIGURED IT’LL BE PERFECT FOR MIDWEEK WINTER DINNER. ITS ALSO QUICK TO MAKE. SERVE WITH ANY STARCH OF YOUR CHOICE!

Ingredients 
Boerewors
Green pepper 
Red pepper 
Green beans 
Sweet corn 
Onion 
Garlic 
Black pepper
1 tomato
1 Tbsp Brown Onion soup 
1 Tbsp Soy sauce 
1 Tbsp Sweet chilli sauce
1 cup of hot water 
1/4 cup of cold water

Method 
Boil boerewors in hot water until it’s well cooked. Add chopped onions, garlic,peppers and tomato. Fry a little bit (the boerewors releases fat so no need for oil) and add soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and black pepper. Add sweet corn and green beans and let simmer. Mix cold water and brown onion soup and add on your boerewors, let simmer and serve with any starch of your choice. Enjoy

Credit: Gift Mkhonza Bee

MAGWINYA (FAT CAKES)

Ingredients

4 servings

  1. 3 1/2 cups flour
  2. 5 g yeast (half a packet)
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 1/2 tbs sugar
  5. 1-2 litre oil
  6. Warm water

Steps

  1. Pour half a cup of warm water and yeast in a jug so it starts bubbling.  
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together and pour the yeast mixture and stir.  
  3. Pour the warm water into the flour mixture gradually, stir until the mixture is soft but not too watery or runny.  
  4. Knead the dough with your hands for about 10 to 15 minutes (don’t skimp on the time to avoid hard magwinya). You can use a mixer if you have one with dough hooks until dough pulls away from the bowl.  
  5. Cover the dough with a cloth or plastic and let it rest for at least 1 hour at room temp.  
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to avoid sticking. Cut with round or rectangular cutters.  
  7. Fry in hot oil until golden  
  8. Enjoy.

Credit: cookpad.com

Picture: aza’s Kitchen

MADE ROLLS AGAIN

In a bowl add 350 Ml water 
10g yeast 
4 tablespoons of sugar or less I used two coz we having it with stew 
6 spoons of any powder milk 
Mix together 
Add 2 large eggs 
4 cups of flour 
Mix together 
Then add 4 tablespoons of butter 
Mix till dough is perfectly smooth 
Knead for about 15 minutes 
Until very stretchy and smooth
Cover and let it rise ( double in size)
Make balls in ur baking pan and let it rest for 30 more minutes 
Bake on 180 till ready akere 
Add melted butter on top every 20 minutes .

Credit: Nogueira’s Home Cooking

EVENING GUYS JUST WANT TO SHARE THIS SIMPLE BILTONG RECIPE ESPECIALLY HOME MADE

2kg beef meat especially sylon steak
100ml brown sugar 
30ml Course salt
15ml bicarbonate of soda
125ml crushed coriander seeds
125ml red wine vinegar 
1Tbsp cracked black pepper 
1Tbsp paprika or chillie flakes 
METHOD 
Cut the meat in a length way across the vains. 
About 1cm thick.
In bowl rub the meat with viniger 
In a separate bowll🍜mix all dry ingredients and rub the meat cover and refrigerate for 12hour 
Hung it on a wire to dry maximum its 3-4 days depending on weather enjoy.

Source: Nuka RK Banda

RECIPE FOR BUNS

500g plain flour/4cups
250 ml milk
1 tsp salt
7g yeast/2 & quarter tsp
1 egg
50g butter 
3Tbsp sugar

Method 
Mix milk and butter and warm on the stove but do not boil the milk 
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the middle. 
Put the yeast and egg in the well.
Then sprinkle the sugar on the flour. 
Pour the milk mixture into the well and mix thoroughly,it shouldn’t runny
Knead the dough and put in an oiled bowl cover with a wet dish towel or plastic wrap.
Leave to rise until double in size
Knead aging to knock the air out of the dough
after the first rise cut into smaller pieces and roll into balls and place on a baking tray cover the tray with a wet cloth or plastic wrap
Let it rise again
When it doubles again in size bake in a preheated Oven . I ALWAYS BAKE MINE AT 180° FOR 25 MINS

Credit: Margret Chibamu

JEQE, GRILLED DRUMSTICKS

15 cups flour
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
3 cups finely chopped spinach
2 packets of dry yeast
250 ml sugar
80ml salt
125ml oil(optional)
Warm water(kala ngamehlo)
2red peppers

Method
Hlanganisa all the dry ingredients together (except water) and then mix well, then add warm water uxove kahle until it is well kneaded, put in a warm place for it to rise and shove back for three or 4 times bese ufaka on ur greased coffee mugs and cook for 30minutes

Grilled drumsticks
Prego sauce
Peri peri sauce
Steak and chops 
Barbaque sauce
Hot chillie flakes
Soy sauce

Method
Marinade your meat with all the ingredients above the refrigerate for two to three hours and grill for 45 minutes on ur highest oven heat.

Source: Slungile Maka Bhoyo Mbatha

BOILED LAMB CURRY, RICE, BUTTERNUT AND CABBAGE WITH GREEN BEANS,

Rice recipe 
Cook rice with aromat yaka mapelepele when it is cooked put in parsley then grate red/purple cabbage

Cabbage with green beans recipe
Boil ur cabbage with little bit of water and add aromat for 5minutes then add green beans then add bit of rama original let it cook for 3minutes.

Lamb/mutton curry recipe
Onions
All purpose curry marinade
Steak and chops spice
Zeal
Aromat
Curry leaves
Curry powder
Paprika
Brown onions soup
Green pepper

Method 
Marinate ur meat pieces with all purpose curry marinade, steak and chops spice, aromat and zeal. Put bit of water in a saucepan, put onions and green pepper, then add curry powder and paprika then add ur meat close ur pot and reduce heat, let it cook avoid burning, then taste ur meat when it is cooked add soup and serve

To dish up ur rice use a small dessert or round bowl, rinse it with cold water then put in ur rice turn it over in your prepared plate then remove bowl.

Credit: Slungile Maka Bhoyo Mbatha

PANCAKES

Pancake recipe
1cup flour (250ml)
1tsp baking powder
180ml milk
+-150ml water
1/2 tsp salt
100ml oil
2eggs
1tsp viniger / lemon juice
Extra oil for cooking

For sprinkling
2tsp cinnamon powder
125ml sugar
Maple syrup

Method
Mix all the dry ingredients together, then whisk all the wet together and mix them with the dry ones then put but of oil in a non sticking pan then when it’s starts to show bubbles flip it over and Cook the other side when it is done msprinkle with Cinnamon sugar (sugar mixed with cinnamon powder).

Source: Slungile Maka Bhoyo Mbatha