Breakfast, Dessert


Namfoodie waffle Namfoodie waffle plate


  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


  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

Cakes, Dessert


 vetkoek vetkoek ready


  1. 3 cups, flour
  2. 1/3 cup, sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 2/3 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 pan, about 3-4 cups for a small pan)

flour Milk water sugar yeast vetkoek dough


  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 pan 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.

vetkoek pot vetkoek icing


Banana Ice-cream

banana ice-cream

You can make this ice-cream with only bananas; the other ingredients are completely optional and it’s all up to you but I’m completely obsessed with cinnamon and nutmeg and use them in everything.  Although honey is also optional for this recipe, I recommend (especially if you have a sweet tooth problem like me) you add even just a little bit of it or any other sweetener of your choice for a total indulgent experience.


  1. 4 large ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  2. 4 teaspoons honey (optional)
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon(optional)
  4. ½ teaspoon nutmeg(optional)

banana  cinnamon

  1. Remove the banana from the freezer and wait for about 1 hour if it’s very hard.
  2. Put the bananas in the blender.
  3. Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  5. If it’s too hard to blend, add a bit of water.
  6. Freeze for about 6 hours or until it’s hardened.
  7. Enjoy guilt free and absolutely delicious ice-cream.

pour  banana ice-cream