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Jansson’s Temptation

This is a traditional Swedish side-dish, but I think it would go swimmingly with a proudly South African braai. After all it’s essentially a potato bake only with the addition of anchovies. We were initially a bit skeptical about the fishy component, but I have to say it blends in beautifully, adding just the right hit of saltiness to the finished product.  I suppose you could cut the potatoes into slices instead of matchsticks, but I think the matchstick shapes add a nice textural diversity. Enjoy!

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Microwave Phutu-Pap

2  Cups boiling water 1 Cup  mieliemeel 1 t salt Mix all ingredients together in a plastic bowl Microwave on high power for 1 minute, then stir Microwave for 4 minutes then stir with fork Microwave for 5 minutes then loosen crumbs will fork When cooked, add a blob of butter and mix through with a fork. Serve with tomato and onion bredie (optional) At 3 minutes add ½ tin Cream-style Sweet Corn

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Microwave Fudge

1 can full cream condensed milk 100 g margarine 500 ml castor sugar 5 ml vanilla essence Combine margarine, condensed milk and sugar in a large, deep, heat-resistant container. Microwave on HIGH for 2 ½ minutes or until margarine is melted. Stir well to combine all the melted ingredients. Microwave for 10 minutes on HIGH, stirring regularly. When mixture is a light caramel colour, add vanilla essence. Pour into lightly greased, flat container to set. When slightly cooled, cut into squares.

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Yank speaking Afrikaans

I HAD QUITE A FEW GREAT BRAAI’S ON MY LAST SAFARI IN LIMPOPO AREA WITH CRUISER SAFARIS. ON THE FIRST EVENING MEAL, I SAT NEXT TO THE OWNER, AND AS HE AND THE PH’S CONVERSED, I LEANED OVER AND SAID”PIETER, EK IS JAMMER, EK ET NIE VLEIS NIE” HE ALMOST FELL OUT OF HIS CHAIR! WHATS A YANK SPEAKING AFRIKAANS! I MISS THE BOEREWORS AND 94.3 JACKARANDA! ‘ \\\

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