There’s no place like home: 17 South African desserts to celebrate Heritage Day

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There’s no place like home: 17 South African desserts to celebrate Heritage Day

Satisfy your sweet tooth in true South African style – from cinnamony pumpkin fritters to indulgent bread-and-butter pudding. We’ve selected our favourite heritage desserts just in time for the weekend’s celebrations.

While we savour these dishes all-year round, Heritage Day is as good an excuse as any to celebrate these sweet favourites. Treat your guests (and yourself) to sticky, sweet malva pudding in all its carnations. Or try your hand at whipping up a fluffy meringue. Perhaps a good old fashioned bread-and-butter pudding is more your style? Whichever dessert you fancy, we have you covered.

It’s a weekend special…

Pumpkin fritters recipeBanana-bread-and-butter-pudding-with-easy-salted-caramel-sauce recipeCoconut-and-vanilla sago pudding with Swiss meringue caps recipeIndividual malva puddings recipeMelkkos recipeClassic Peppermint Crisp tart recipeRusk queen of puddings recipeChristmas trifle with Italian meringue recipe

Prefer something a little less traditional? Try one of these classic South African dishes with a twist!

After something savoury? Read 6 of our favourite SA dishes to try this month, or try three ways with vetkoek here.

Discover more authentic SA recipes here.

Melissa Scheepers Article by: Melissa Scheepers

Woolworths TASTE’s online content producer has faced constant temptation since joining the team last year. When she’s not thinking about her next meal (it’s usually a variation of a cheese toastie), she’s researching the best cooking methods for her next article.

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    Elissa Anderson
    September 11, 2018

    Can anyone give me a recipe for hot Baked Figs with Muskonfyt molasses I live in the UK email Thanks