4 Traditional South African Desserts With A Twist
When last did you stray from your familiar South African favourites and try something new in the dessert department?
As good as the old classics are, they aren’t nearly as exciting as these 4 recipes that we’re about to share! Working with some of the tastes and textures that you already know, and adding their own interesting spin on things, these recipes will help you experience South African desserts in a whole new way. Are you ready to expand your dessert repertoire?
1. Caramel Peppermint Crisp Mousse Cake
Image and recipe courtesy of Katelyn Williams
If you thought peppermint crisp tart couldn’t get any tastier, then this caramel peppermint mousse cake from Katelyn Williams might just surprise you!
2. Amarula Malva Pudding with Rooibos Custard
Image and recipe courtesy of foodandhome.co.za
Rich, creamy, and sinfully sweet, this recipe transforms one of South Africa’s ultimate feel-good puddings and enhances its flavour with the subtle fruitiness of Amarula and the floral notes of Rooibos!
3. Milk Tart Phyllo Cups
Image: 3.bp.blogspot.com, recipe: www.food24.com
Milk tart has never looked this sophisticated! Reinventing this classic South African dessert and turning tradition on its head, this recipe will take you on a tasty and textural journey starting with buttery, light and crispy phyllo pastry and ending with a smooth, sweet burst of vanilla custard.
4. Koeksisters Flavoured with Star Anise, Cardamom and Rose Water
Image courtesy of Tasha Seccombe, Recipe: theprettyblog.com
When it comes to making good koeksisters, the secret’s in the syrup. But when it comes to making extra special koeksisters, it’s all about the aromatics. And this unconventional recipe isn’t afraid to experiment with exotic aromatics like star anise, cardamom and rose water – all of which combine to form a fantastically sweet but spicy flavour.