South African desserts have a unique taste which vary from different cultures, traditions & backgrounds.

Flavors & textures of South African desserts range from sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, rich, creamy, smooth, grainy, chewy flaky & crispy.

A few well-known desserts of South Africa are namely milk tart, soji, vermicelli, pineapple tart, peppermint tart, malva pudding, snowballs, Chelsea buns, sweet rice,  kheer, mielie cake, Madeira cake & more.

Hungarian Tart

Hungarian Tart

HUNGARIAN TART   This Recipe Makes 9 Squares   Hungarian Tart (Krummel Tert) is a delicate biscuit (cookie) like treat (similar to short crust pastry) spread with jam & finished off with a crumbly top layer. In spite of its name this treat has no relationship with Hungarian food yet remains a South African favourite.…

Custard Biscuits

Custard Biscuits

CUSTARD BISCUITS   This Recipe Makes ± 1 Dozen ( ± 12 Pieces)   These very elegant & beautifully flavoured custard biscuits (cookies) were introduced to me by my mum as she always prepared them for us. Custard biscuits are stunning shortbread’s having a fantastic texture yet delicately made with a custard powder blend. These are also known…

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE   This Recipe Makes 1 Mug Cake   A chocolate mug cake is a basic cake whereby ingredients are consolidated in a mug to be cooked in the microwave very quickly. If you’re craving a cake & don’t have the time to prepare & bake one, then this recipe is ideal. It…

Rich Soji

Rich Soji

RICH SOJI   This Indian Dessert Recipe Serves 2-3   This Rich Soji recipe is my mum’s. It is soft & sweet with so much of flavour that you will opt for a second round. Soji a traditional Indian recipe which is enjoyed throughout South Africa & most foreign countries including India. In Goa they…

Peppermint Tart

Peppermint Tart

PEPPERMINT TART   This South African Food Recipe Serves 4-5   Peppermint Tart is a sweet & cold South African dessert. It is creamy & rich with a minty flavor that will leave you satisfied with just a small portion. Homemade Peppermint Tart is really easy to make & isn’t time consuming. Peppermint Tart Ingredients: 2 x 200g Original Bakers Tennis…