6 South African desserts that taste like nostalgia

By TASTE, 19 September 2016

Do you have fond memories of hunting for that perfect stick to braai your marshmallows? What about sneaking another scoop of gran’s famous malva pudding? These recipes will take your tastebuds on a tantalising trip down memory lane.

Malva pudding

It doesn't get more nostalgic than this. The best malva puddings include a hearty dose of brandy - and a decent dollop of homemade custard.
Get the malva pudding recipe here.

Peppermint-crisp tart

Peppermint-crisp tart might just be one of the easiest desserts to make. Simply assemble the four ingredients, pop in the fridge for half an hour - and tuck in.
Get the peppermint-crisp tart recipe here.


Typically, a treat that you'd pick up from a farmstall mid-road trip - but why not make your own? It's easier than you think. (Pro tip: Make the syrup a day before in order to get it sufficiently cold for serving.)
Get the koeksisters recipe here.

Naartjie-and-cardamom milk tart

Rethink the way you make milk tart: add a naartjie and cardamom for a spicy twist on this South African classic.
Get the milktart recipe here.


Don't confuse these guys with plaited koeksisters. Koesisters are Cape Malay treats that have been spiced with a variety of flavours including cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. Finally, they’re doused in a sticky syrup and coated with desiccated coconut.
Get the koesisters recipe here.


Okay, we admit that s'mores aren't necessarily a strictly South African dessert, but braaied marshmallows squashed between chocolate digestive biscuits are the essential ingredients of many childhood memories.
Get the s'mores recipes here.

Browse more South African recipes here.


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