10. Oat crunchies
This recipe comes from Khanya’s 2023 baking masterclass. It may be an oldie, but it’s still a goodie. It requires just 8 ingredients but you can customise it with additions like chocolate chips, nuts or raisins. Keep it on hand for future bake sales.
Get the recipe for oatie crunchies here.
Puff pastry, condensed milk and lemon juice are all you need to make these dainty pastries. If you’re not a pro baker, this recipe should be top of your list. It’s a quick and dead-easy recipe that’s hard to mess up. Bake a batch to take to the office or to your next picnic. Get the recipe for 3-ingredient lemon tarts here.
Back to school and work meant solving one of the hardest questions: what to pack for lunch. This TLT sandwich (tuna, lettuce and tomato) is filling, packs well and doesn’t break the bank. Find more great value lunchbox ideas here.
We bet this recipe was the star of many summer braais in January. This is a South African classic and for a good reason. The sweet and sticky glaze pairs well with the salty fish. To make this recipe when the sunny season has passed, grill the snoek in the oven for similar results. Get the recipe for braaied snoek with sticky apricot glaze here.
Coronation chicken is an English chicken dish that’s traditionally seasoned with parsley, thyme, bay leaves, cumin, turmeric, ginger and peppercorns, mixed with cream or mayonnaise, and dried apricots. It was served in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. This is a modern take on the classic dish that uses sultanas instead of apricots. The celery and corn kernels add texture and bite to the dish, and serving it on toast takes it to a whole new level. Get the recipe for coronation chicken and corn toasties here.
This recipe was a TASTETube hit! Serve it as a side or a starter with toasted pita bread. Clem Pedro takes a medley of brassicas and turns them into an extraordinary dish. If you’re looking for an unexpected way to serve broccoli, this is the recipe to make. Get the recipe for harissa-roasted broccoli with herby feta yoghurt here.
4. Savoury rice
This is the only foolproof savoury rice recipe you’ll ever need. It’s the perfect side you can cook for any occasion: a braai, midweek dinner, or a dinner party. Get the recipe for savoury rice here
You can never go wrong with roast chicken. Clem Pedro’s budget-beating recipe is easy on the pocket and easy to follow. The green ratatouille is a genius way of using up any herbs and green veggies you might have in the fridge. Serve alongside all the Sunday roast trimmings if you want to impress, or keep it simple for a midweek roast. Get the recipe for herbed roast chicken with green ratatouille here.
Got leftover rice? Crisp it up in the oven and mix it with melted chocolate, set and slice. Instant chocolate bars without breaking the bank! Get the recipe leftover rice chocolate bars here.
If you were partaking in sober January, this was the drink to make. A selection of Woolworths’ sparkling flavoured drinks is mixed in a jug full of citrus-flavoured ice cubes to make a tropical punch you can serve at all your summer occasions. Get the recipe for fruit soda punch bowl here.