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How to make a South African classic – Koeksisters

Madelein-head-chef-at-Maliba-lodgeThe first thing that you need to make when preparing to bake Koeksisters is the syrup.  The secret to the perfect koeksister is leaving the syrup overnight in the fridge.

A koeksister or koesister comes from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to “cookie”. It is a South African syrup-coated doughnut in a twisted or braided shape (like a plait).

Syrup:

  • 500 ml Sugar
  • 310 ml Water
  • Cinnamon

Method:

You can either use ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick, the idea is to get the cinnamon flavour in the syrup. Read more

August Photo of the Month – Calvin Munhuweyi

Calvin Munhuweyi visited Maliba in August and took some great photos while he was there. He sent them to us to enter our “photo of the month” competition and we think this particular one is worthy of a prize.

Calvin also took a stunning night virtual tour over the main deck and dinning area as well.

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Photo by Calvin Munhuweyi

Maliba Lodge peak cap

A big thank you to Calvin for sending us this image. Calvin has won himself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to him shortly.

Salt Tart – Afrikaans style quiche

Madelein-head-chef-at-Maliba-lodgeIngredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Milk
  • 2 Slices of bread
  • 2 Cups Grated Cheese
  • 1 Grated Onion
  • Mixed Herbs/Parsley
  • Bacon
  • Mushrooms

Cut the bread into small squares, it is partly used as a binding ingredient, then mix it with the eggs and the milk. Read more

B.B.Q BASED Beef Sirloin with Potato Balls and Black pepper and Mushroom Sauce

B.B.Q BASED Beef Sirloin with Potato Balls and Black pepper and Mushroom Sauce

B.B.Q BASED Beef Sirloin with Potato Balls and Black pepper and Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 Beef Sirloin
  • 200g of thinly slices mixed Peppers(red, Green, Yellow)
  • 1 Carrot Peeled and thinly Sliced
  • 2 Potatoes (Mashed)
  • Salt and Pepper to correct seasoning
  • 30g of B.B.Q Basting Sauce
  • 60 g of pepper Sauce Knowrr
  • 20g of Sliced button Mushroom
  • 30g of bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 10g cream

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Chicken Curry with Naan Bread

Maliba Chicken Curry and Naan Bread

This is a delicious, true Indian Curry Recipe that has been in our family for years.  I added a couple of things to make it even better. Read more

Maliba River Valley by Rebecca Coetzee – April 2012

Rebecca Coetzee visited Maliba in February and took some great photo while she was there. She sent them to us to enter our “photo of the month” competition and we think this particular one is worthy of a prize.

Photo of the month - Rebecca Coetzee - Maliba Lodge

The view from River Lodge - Photo by Rebecca Coetzee

Maliba Lodge peak cap

A big thank you to Rebecca for sending us this image. Rebecca has won herself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to her shortly.

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Serves One

Ingredients;

  • 2 Cleaned Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Paddle of Garlic grated
  • 1 Lemon
  • Pinch of salt, Black Pepper
  • 1tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 30g finely chopped mixed Peppers ( Red, Yellow, Green)
  • 2 Black Olives Chopped
  • 1 tsp of finely chopped Fresh Coriander
  • 3 tsp of Honey

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Ha Mali village girls by Beverley Wright – March 2012

We recently returned from our trip to Africa during which we visited Maliba Lodge (January 22-24). We saw the notice about your photo competition and I thought I would submit this one.

Beverley Wright - Basotho village girls

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Lipflower protea – Protea Subvestita

Flower of the month (March 2012) – Protea subvestita

Common name: Lipflower protea / sugarbush

Qhoza, Zulu: Isiqalaba

Borrowed Qhoza name by Basotho: Seqalaba se sesoeu

Lipflower protea / sugarbush

Lipflower Protea - photo by Bokang Ntloko

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iSangoma’s headrest – Pamela Manning

Ha Mali Sangoma's visit

Steven (from Maliba Lodge) (wearing one of the iSangoma’s head-dresses) accompanied us on a visit to the village and the local Medicine woman. Some of her ‘lotions & potions’ are visible in the background.

Maliba Lodge peak cap

A big thank you to Pamela for sending us this image. Pamela has won herself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to her shortly.

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