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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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Braai Fit For A King – With a putu pap recipe

As a South African, I feel every man should know how to get a great Braai going, from starting the fire to creating great African meals. As we all know a great braai comes from how you pack your coals, we all have a personal preference, Charcoal, Briquettes, or Wood. I am not a follower of gas braai’s the meat is just not the same, so I am a briquettes man, I always try and create 2 or so great pyramids and light the fire lighter at the bottom which…

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Chocolate Covered Bananas on Braai

Apprentice Braai-Master Corey’s Chocolate Covered Bananas (in the words of GRS intern, Corey Moffat) 1. The secret recipe of the South African chocolate banana is one the most highly prized possessions of the South African Braai Masters’ guild. It is passed down from master to apprentice only after the apprentice has proven his worth through rigorous challenges to prove his Braai skillz. Once these have been adequately shown, the Braai Master then bestows the glory that is the chocolate banana on the wide-eyed apprentice. 2. The process begins with the…

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