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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).


  • 500 ml Sugar
  • 310 ml Water
  • Cinnamon


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

Salt Tart – Afrikaans style quiche


  • 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


  • 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

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken

Serves One


  • 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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Cherry and Camembert Tart with puff pastry


Cherry season has arrived yet again and Maluti Cherries have been floating around the whole of Lesotho.  I decided to treat myself the other day with a delicious Cherry and Camembert tart which I decided to share with you because it’s just too good not to!

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Spring Fling – Salmon and Gorgonzola Salad

Spring Fling:

Spring to me means one thing.  The approach of summer, which constitutes all the reasons one can think of to buy fresh items such as Strawberries and Cream, drink Sparkling Wine by the bottles and spurge on foods such as fresh Salmon, juicy Pears, Gorgonzola and wild Rocket.  Have an affair with your taste buds this season, have a spring fling.


THE RECIPESalmon and Gorgonzola Salad. Read more

Glühwein Recipe

It’s Winter!

This is a Rich and Delicious twist to the traditional Glass of Red Wine; it’s got a hint of Citrus, a flare of Spice and the right amount of Alcohol to make everything seem nice! Enjoy!

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Belgium Chocolate Sauce

The month of May:

Most of us don’t realize just how many holidays are celebrated across the world during the month of May.  We all know that Mothers day is one of the biggies, but did you know that there are countries that celebrate national Teachers day, Holocaust Day, International Museum day and then my ultimate favourite is Ice Cream Day.  What a wonderful thing to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate Ice Cream day with your Mother? Kids, it’s time to get ready for the ultimate Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce recipe! Let it be known that, yes, we love the month of May.

THE RECIPE:  Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Belgium Chocolate Sauce

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Belgium Chocolate Sauce

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Lesotho Trout fillets and Spring Vegetables

OPEN SEASON!Lesotho Trout fillets and Spring Vegetables

Trout fishing is something of a pickle, from the rods being lighter to the Bait resembling that of a dragon fly and then the technique of making one’s fly move without disturbing the water in order to create a flowing creature that looks good enough to eat! Trout fishing is a blessed affair in Lesotho; the streams are filled to the brim with flopping, shining, spotted trout.  People come from all over to enjoy and marvel in the experience. This month I am celebrating the two seasons combined. Trout season and Spring.

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