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Beer Bread for the Braai

Ingredients 500g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp salt 125g cheddar, cut into small cubes 340ml beer (a can in South Africa, slightly less than a full can here in the UK) 50ml water 1Tbsp fresh thyme 50ml sesame or sunflower seeds Maldon salt to sprinkle on top Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C  Grease a small loaf tin. Sift flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.  Stir in the beer, cheese, water and thyme.  You can add a little water if the dough is too dry.  Mix until all the…

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The only way to braai chicken

The only way to braai chicken: must be room temperature. put chicken in a LARGE dish with a liquid seal lid. Add plenty olive oil, herbs, spices of your choice, some fresh lemon juice, garlic etc. Close container (a pick ‘n pay bag will do) and shake up. Allow to marinade for at least half hour, shaking/ mixing often. Cook on a medium to hot fire, turning often, until meat just pulls away from the bone. Guaranteed crispy skin and the flavour of spices etc pulled into meat…!!

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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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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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