Mandazi with ClemenGold-infused chocolate sauce

Mandazi with  ClemenGold-infused chocolate sauce

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Woolworths Spier Natural Sweet White 2019
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Golden brown, spicy, fluffy pillows of goodness dunked into a luscious chocolate sauce? These East African doughnuts will have you coming back for more!


  • 475 g flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1½ t baking powder
  • 4 t ground cardamom
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 1 x 400 ml can coconut milk
  • canola oil, for frying
  • 1 ClemenGold, zested
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • ½ rind of ClemenGold
  • 100 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Ingredients aren't specified.

Cooking Instructions

1. To make the mandazi, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, 2 t cardamom and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the egg and coconut milk. Mix to form a soft dough.

2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Cover with a cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

3. Cut the dough in half and shape into 2 balls. Roll out each ball into a 2cm-thick circle, then divide each circle into 8 triangles.

4. Fry the dough in the canola oil until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.

5. Mix the ClemenGold zest and caster sugar with the remaining cardamom, and sprinkle over the cooked mandazi.

6. To make the chocolate sauce, heat the coconut cream, cinnamon, clove and ClemenGold rind in a saucepan until hot, but not boiling.

7. Place the chocolate in a bowl, strain the coconut mixture and pour over the chocolate while it’s still hot. Mix until the chocolate sauce is smooth and serve with the mandazi.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Food assistant: Emma Nkunzana

Keletso Motau Recipe by: Keletso Motau
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Keletso Motau is a TASTETube presenter and stylist who has worked with TASTE since 2017. He loves developing dessert recipes and his all-time favourite food is Lamb Curry. Follow him on Instagram: @keletso.motau.

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    Paul Swanepoel
    August 16, 2022

    Is it Bicarb of soda as used in the video or Baking powder as per the recipe?

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    August 12, 2022

    Is the t a teaspoon or tablespoon?

    1. Annzra Denita
      August 16, 2022

      t is a teaspoon and T is a tablespoon. Annzra Denita – TASTE Digital editor