Cookies, Dessert

Raspberry Oats Bars

raspberry oats bars stack

Ingredients

  1. 2½ cup oats
  2. 2½ cup flour
  3. 1½ cup sugar
  4. 1 cup butter, softened
  5. 1 cup raspberry preserves
  6. ¼ teaspoon baking soda

raspberry oats bars raspberry preserves

raspberry oats bars ingredients

raspberry oats bars flour oats mix

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add butter and combine well with your hands.
  4. Add ¾ of the mixture into a baking dish covered with parchment paper and press it down with your hand to make sure it’s firm.
  5. Spread the raspberry preserves over the top.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining oats mixture and press it down a tittle bit.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool for a while.
  9. Remove from the pan and remove the parchment paper and cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Cut into squares.
  11. Enjoy.

raspberry oats bars mixture

raspberry oats bars pan preserves

raspberry oats bars pan preserves spread

raspberry oats bars pan

raspberry oats bars

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Chocolate, Dessert

Valentine’s Chocolate Strawberries

chocolate valentine straberries

Ingredients

  1. Fresh strawberries
  2. Chocolate of your choice
  3. 2 teaspoons butter

strawberries closeup

Strawberries

Directions

  1. Wash the strawberries and set aside to dry. Do not remove the stems.
  2. Melt the chocolate.
  3. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and place on flat surface or in my case on a wire rack.
  4. If you want a thicker coat, dip the strawberries in the chocolate a couple of times.
  5. Refrigerate for about two hours to set and chill.
  6. Enjoy.

melted chocolate

chocolate covered strawberries

chocolate covered strawberries close

chocolate strawberries

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Cakes, Dessert

Christmas Cake

christmas cake christmas cake cut

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups of flour
  2. 1 cup butter at room temperature
  3. 2 eggs
  4. ½ cup of milk
  5. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  6. ½ cup Glace cherries(red and green), chopped
  7. 3 tablespoons of liqueur

christmas cake ingredients christmas cake batter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180° Celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar and mix.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk/or use an electric mixer.
  4. Add flour and milk in two increments and mix.
  5. Add in the liqueur and cherries and mix with a spatula.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7.  Cool on the wire rack for about 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and let it cool completely.
  8. Enjoy.
  9. Inspiration for this recipe came from myfavouritepastime.com.

christmas cake batter cherries christmas cake batter pan

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Breakfast, Dessert

Waffles

Namfoodie waffle Namfoodie waffle plate

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup butter, room temperature
  2. 2 large eggs, separated
  3. 1 cup flour
  4. ¼ cup sugar
  5. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/3 cup buttermilk
  7. 45 grams white chocolate, melted

egg white waffle batter

Topping and garnish

  1. Frozen/fresh berries
  2. Sliced banana
  3. Whipped cream
  4. Icing sugar

batter egg white namfoodie waffle batter

Directions

  1. Beat the egg white until fluffy and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add butter, sugar and mix.
  3. Add egg yolk, buttermilk, chocolate and vanilla and whisk.
  4. Fold in the egg white with a spatula.
  5. Sift in the flour and mix with a spatula.
  6. Turn on the waffle maker and spray with cooking spray.
  7. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter in the middle of the waffle maker, close and cook as per your waffle maker’s instructions or until golden brown.
  8. Remove the waffle when cooked.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  10. Top with bananas, berries and then whipped cream and dust with icing sugar.
  11. Makes about 5 waffles with a small waffle maker.

batter pan namfoodie waffle pan

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Cakes, Dessert

Vetkoek

 vetkoek vetkoek ready

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups, flour
  2. 1/3 cup, sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. ½ cup lukewarm water
  5. 2/3 cup, lukewarm milk
  6. 1 tablespoon, yeast
  7. Cooking oil for deep frying(this will depend on the size of your pot, about 1 cup for a small pot)

flour Milk water sugar yeast vetkoek dough

Directions

  1. Add all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, yeast) into a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Add milk and water in two increments and mix with a wooden spatula until a smooth consistency (this will take some time and energy but just think of it as a full arm workout).
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic cover, let the dough rise for about an hour in a warm place (do not refrigerate).
  4. Heat up the oil in a deep pot on medium heat.
  5. Take small portions from the dough and mould with your hands to form small balls as you drop them into the hot oil.
  6. Deep fry until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper to remove access oil.
  8. Serve as is or if you have a sweet tooth dust, with some icing sugar or serve with honey, syrup or jam.
  9. Makes about 24 small vetkoeks. Don’t eat all of it by yourself, no really don’t!

vetkoek pot vetkoek icing

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