South African's love their tea! They serve black tea with warm milk and sugar. When I first went there 12 years ago, I hated it. By the end of our two week stay, I was hooked. I loved the teas so much; when I got home I purchased a Mrs. Tea machine so I could brew the perfect cup of tea. I now have a cup of this delicious tea almost every morning.
I love the yogurt! It has double the cream of our yogurt here in the good old USA. The consistency is thick and creamy, almost like a custard. Is is also filled with big chunks of juicy fruit. I started almost everyday with yogurt topped with Muesli Crunch and a mince cup of tea.
Grapetiser, oh how I love thee! There are white and red Grapetisers. They also make Appletiser and Peartisers. I love them all! They are a carbonated fruit drink. Light and refreshing. A great alternative to soda pop.
Melktart or as we call it Milk Tart, is the dessert of South Africa. My husband loves this dessert! It has a custard like filling with a sweet crust. On Friday, I will be posting the recipe.
Our friends in South Africa love Biltong. It seemed like everywhere we went, people were asking if we had tried it. Biltong is a dried jerky kind of product. It is lightly spiced and has a high fat content. I did not like it. It was too fatty for me. But if you visit South Africa give it a try.
My husband also loves Melk Tart and my recipe is on my website. Tea is not my favourite drink, or my husbands for that matter, but SA make a fabulous citrus herbal tea which we both love. Biltong I can just live on, not forgetting Borewors. When I say biltong I mean the proper dried meat, not the sausages as in your photo, I agree they are too fatty. Now I am really hungry for S.African food. DianeReplyDelete
I'll go for the tea, I'll skip Bitong. I would love to try that meltart, hope it's not that sweet! Thanks for sharing once more!ReplyDelete
I am in Washington DC this week so I will be slow with my comments.ReplyDelete
Diane, I am posting a Milk Tart recipe that my friend gave me on Friday. I am going to your blog to compare the recipes. I love to compare recipes!ReplyDelete
Lani, it is a rich dessert. My husband is not a big dessert guy and he loves it!
Linda, this is all new to me and looks delicious! The yogurt sounds great and I'm trying to imagine tea with warm milk and sugar. Bet it's great also but the Melktart really got my attention - it looks creamy luscious and delicious!ReplyDelete
Woo hoo!!! I received your great cookbook yesterday. Thanks you so very much! I am so looking forward to trying your delicious sounding recipes; the problem will be deciding upon which one to try first! Thanks for the lovely autograph also! You are the best and I will be listening to you Friday! Warm wishes, Pam
Biltong sounds like a Slim Jim! lol The Milk Tart looks great!ReplyDelete
Linda, all of these look like something I would love to give a try... might not want to try some a second time, but that Milk Tart looks like something I might want again and again! =) Most interesting adventure, you had.ReplyDelete
Wow thats so wonderful that you are able to travel there! I love trying new foods when I travel..thats my favorite part of a trip..lol I always being back tons of things to try at home.ReplyDelete
The food sounds so delicious! I love tea with lots of milk and sugar. And the milk tart sounds like such a treat!ReplyDelete
I love to try new food from different parts of the world.ReplyDelete