Express French Butter Cakes – Madeleines


3 eggs
1 ¼ cup sugar
4 teaspoons almond powder
1 tablespoon agave syrup or honey
1/2 lemon zest
1/2 organic lemon juice
1 ½ cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
100g unsalted butter
3 ½ ounces dark or milk chocolate


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 460 ° Fahrenheit and meanwhile melt the butter over low heat.

Step 2

In a large bowl add the eggs and sugar and then add the lemon zest, lemon juice and milk.

Step 3

Stir in sifted flour, baking powder, ground almonds and agave syrup.

Step 4

Then add the cooled melted butter and let it rest on the work surface for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Brush the madeleine molds with some oil and put a tablespoon of batter into each mold.

Step 6

Bake for 5 minutes at 460 ° C and lower the oven temperature to 390 ° F and bake another 5 minutes at this temperature.

Step 7

After baking, let the madeleines cool completely before removing them from the molds. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler and dip each bottom of the madeleine before leaving them to firm at room temperature by placing them upside down on a rack.


Add Salt to Your Shampoo Before Showering. This Trick Solves One of the Biggest Hair Problems


Our hair is a reflection of our beauty and because of that most of us spend tons of money on its maintenance, buying expensive shampoos and various hair products that offer a healthy and shiny hair. However, no need to spend such amount of money when you have the best product already in your home. It is cheap, easily available and most likely in your kitchen. We are talking about the simple salt.

This natural ingredient is an effective product when your hair is concerned, its use will make it stronger, and clean your scalp form dandruff and fat. In addition to this it will exfoliate the skin and stimulate hair growth. Overall it will improve the health of your hair and scalp.

Let us specify each benefit that salt can bring to your hair.

  1. Removes dandruff

Dandruff represents the layer on the scalp which is formed from pieces of dead skin cells. The use of salt can help you to remove dandruff from your scalp and as well as it will prevent any fungal growth. Plus, it will promote good blood circulation which is highly needed for good looking hair.

In order to be free of dandruff you need to separate your hair into sections, next sprinkle 1 – 2 teaspoons of salt on your scalp and performmassages with your wet fingers for around 10 minutes. Finally, wash off your hair as usual.

  1. Prevents the formation of excess fat

Excess fat results from too much sebum in the scalp produced by the sebaceous glands. Therefore, if you have oily or mixed hair, the use of salt will be a great assistance in removing excess fat.

Just include 2 – 3 tablespoons of salt intoyour regular shampoo and then wash your hair with it. Even after its first use you will see visible results.

  1. Stimulates hair growth

This ingredient is very beneficial for your hair as it prevents hair loss, and at the same time promotes hair growth.

Here it is how to use it to gain both benefits: wash your hair as usual, leave it wet and massage the scalp with sea salt for about 10 – 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash your hair. Perform this treatment two times a week for 2 months.

  1. Natural conditioner

The use of sea salt will soften your hair naturally, provide it with that natural shines as a result of the content of the essential minerals. Additionally it will moisturize, repair and protect your hair from external factors. If your hair is damaged, then this is the right solution for you as salt has the power to even heal damaged hair.

Which is the right salt type for your hair?

There are different varieties of salt and for the health of your hair you need to choose the right one. Salt contains sodium chloride (NaCl) which is its basiccomponent but there are 4 main types of salt. Here they are:

  1. Salt coming from salty solutions
  2. Stone salt extracted from the salt stones
  3. Sea salt (in this case the best one is from the Dead Sea)
  4. Sedimentary rock salt, or rock salt comingfrom the bottom of high salinity lakes

The best salt for your hair is the sea salt as it makes the hair follicles stronger and as well as nourishes the scalp. On the other hand, the iodized table salt is the best one that can fight off hair loss.

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simple vetkoek recipe


10Cups of flour.

1teaspoon of salt.

4spoons of oil

5teaspoons of sugar

3 or less cups of warm water ( or water to make kneedable dough)

1 packet of yeast

Mix the dry ingredients together add warm water and oil. Kneed and let the dough rise. Roll out your dough and cut with a big cookie cutter for a neater presentation. Let it rise for the second time. Fry until golden.

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Lunch Plain rice with parsely Butternut with margarine and vanilla essence


Potatoe Salad
Boiled potatoes cut into cubes-nyana
With crispy ham
Diced red pepper
Boiled eggs
And dressed with 1000 island n mayonnaise

Creamy veggies
Steam veggies,cool them
Heat margarine add 1 tbs flour n stir
Add milk & stir in grated cheese,sprinkle dash of white pepper

Mutton curry
Boil mutton pieces until tender
Fry onion garlic n ginger
Add biryani mix powder,all in one curry mix,paprika 
Add mutton pieces n salt let it cook
Add tomato paste and curry leaves simmer on low heat!

Credit: Ntombi YourHigness Nyembe

Yebo sometimes even the simplest dessert can make you happy Take a trip down the memory lane with these custard & jelly shots


Make the jellies according to and half fill glasses and put glasses into muffin trays sliding and refrigerate till jelly sets

boil milk.
Mix 3 tablespoon custard powder and milk (make a paste like) and sugar according to ur taste and stir
Add this mixture into boiling milk and lower the heat and stir quick to avoid lumps
Add drop of Vannila essence for flavour and cook for further 5-8 mins on low heat….remove from stove let it cool completely

Combine the blueberries, water, sugar, lemon juice and water in a small-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; lower heat and gently simmer.
2. Combine the cornstarch with the extra water until dissolved and stir it into the blueberries. Continue to simmer while stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to thicken 

Credit: Ntombi YourHigness Nyembe

Idessert elula edinga isneke futhi Strawberry Jelly Parfait


U will need: 
2 packets Strawberry Jellies
1kg Strawberry plain Yoghut
250ml fresh cream
1 envelope gelatine
1 tspn strawberry essence
2 Tbsns sugar
fresh strawberries for garnish

How to make it:
In a small pot, pour 250mls fresh cream and heat it (do not boil) add 1 envelope gelatin and sugar let it dissolve,remove from stove add strawberry essence let it stand for 30mins or cool it 
In a bowl empty Yorgut container,mix in Fresh cream mixture and half fill glasses and put them in the fridge (tilted) let it stand until it sets ( it takes about 4 hours)


In the meantime make jellies according box instructions

Once yorghut mixture has set completely,pour jelly(and dont use all the jelly mixture) tilt glasses again till jelly sets

Put the left over jelly in the fridge to set

Once everything is set

Crush the left over jelly with a fork and mix with left over yorghut,fill your glasses and garnish with fresh cream (optional) & fresh strawberries

Credit: Ntombi YourHigness Nyembe

Pap,Salsa…Chicken gizzards,necks&hearts


For chicken what what
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. When the oil is hot, throw in onions & fry till soft,add the gizzards and chicken neck chicken hearts…Stir frequently until they are fully browned, or about 10 minutes.
Add about 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot,little salt and 1 chicken stock cube… and bring to boil.
Add 1 bay leaf, blackpepper, thyme, garlic &mild spicy curry powder, and then reduce the heat so that the stock gently simmer. Partially cover the pot….
Cook the chicken neck, gizzards and hearts for about one hour until water evaporates! 

Chop onion,tomatoes,cucumber all into cubes….add little aromat and drizzle Italian salad dressing…chill or serve immediately

Cooked the normal way

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Steamed Pudding Half fill pot (in this case i used bigger pot) with water..bring to boil…then:


In a enamel bowl mix:
6cups flour
6 tspns Bicarbonate of Soda
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup grated carrots
500g Soft Margarine (it must be soft) 

Then in a seperate bowl beat:
6 eggs
1 bottle Fruit Mince
1 tspn vanilla essence

Then pour into the dry ingredients….mix well and put that enamel dish/bowl into a pot with boiling water…and close pot…steam for 3 hours! 

#NB make sure theres enough water in your pot so you wont play the vula vala game😂

#No water
#No milk 
The recipe is as it is! 

Serve with tea or ultramel.

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snack carrot muffin, vanilla sponge cake and crunchies


4 eggs
1 1\2 cup sugar
(5ml) 1tsp vanilla essence
250ml(cup) milk
75g margarine
500ml flour
5 ml(2 tsp) baking powder
1/4tsp salt

Beat eggs for 4 minutes until it’s foamy like, add sugar beat for 4-5 minutes, fast mode when using a mixer, decrease the speed on the mixer and add vanilla essence. On the side warm the milk and melt margarine with the milk. (do not boil) shift flour, baking powder and salt and add to your egg mixture bit by bit and end with your milk. You can mix with mixer put it on a slow mode do not over mix. All the best.

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