Crunchies by my Mother in-law

Crunchies is a well known and well loved South African treat. Me and my husband just love these! They are so full of flavour and also healthy! They get their name from the crunchy, chewy bites that they are. Here is the recipe: Ingredients: 4 Cups of Flour 2 Cups of Coconut 4 Cups of…

Act of Random Kindness

A few months ago we got new neighbours who moved in in front of us, right after our child turned 1. Before they moved in, I baked some crunchies and chocolate rusks with my mother in-law. I thought I would welcome them to our neighbourhood by taking some chocolate rusks and crunchies for them. I…

A Story to Inspire You too

Dear Readers, followers and supporters this blog post I wanted to do for sooo long, but you know it just wasn’t the right time(yet). I feel now that I can finally share with you where my love for cooking and baking started, how I got my voice and without me realising it how God guided…

Rainy Weather Porridge

Today it was pouring with rain, growing up during the winter when we wrote exams, we always would eat porridge for breakfast. This reminded me of being back home and brought back so many memories. It’s called maize meal and we get it in New Zealand. This simple recipe of mine that you just make…

South African Samoosas

Since arriving in New Zealand, me and my husband miss eating samoosas the most. You can just walk around and in every café and corner shop will have them. My husband enjoyed the samoosas so much he said it beats the ones in South-Africa and the ones he tasted before. He said it was just…

Buttermilk Rusks

Buttermilk Rusks are crunchy and will trigger your taste buds. It’s a delicious morning quick breakfasf before you leave for work. It’s one of my favourite things to snack on and it’s also good for babies when they are teething. It is loved by lots of South Africans as well as their friends and family…

The Perfect Vetkoek Dough

I finally got the vetkoek dough recipe to perfection! The art is in the sifting of the flour which gives it a more airy taste and is just perfect and crispy. It’s my own recipe, very simple and easy too. In a mixing bowl sift 6 cups of flour and pinch of salt. Add in…

Coffee Mate Fridge Tart

Growing up my mom always used to make this tart for us. It is called “Cremora Tart” in South Africa and here I found the ingredients similar to cremora which here it is known as coffee whitener or coffee creamer. The replacement for milk in coffee. Combined with condensed milk and lemon juice, it’s delicious….

Arriving in New Zealand

We arrived in New Zealand in February 2018. It happened to be Chinese New Year too. After a 28 hour flight, none to less sleep we were glad to be safely in New Zealand, touching ground and trying to figure out where we were from the airport to get to our AirBnB. There was no…