Xanet Scheepers

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Saturday braai: 2 delicious braai recipes to try, including a yummy dessert

With sunny weather predicted for the weekend, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some quality time with friends and family around the braai.


Looking for some braai inspiration? We have a delicious boerewors and tomato smoor recipe and a ham, gherkin and cheese braai loaf to try. And to satisfy your sweet tooth, there is a yummy mini peppermint crisp tart recipe you’ll love.

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Two delicious braai recipes to try

Boerewors and tomato smoor

Ingredients

  • 1 packet boerewors
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 T crushed garlic
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 can drained whole peeled tomatoes
  • 70 g tomato paste
  • 1 T apricot jam
  • 2 T chutney
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce

Method

  1. Coil the boerewors in individual portions on sosatie sticks.
  2. Braai the boerewors over medium coals for 10 – 15 minutes until cooked. It should be charred on the outside, but still succulent on the inside. You can also cook the boerewors in a pan on the stove.
  3. For the sauce, fry the onions and garlic in olive oil until soft and golden. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, apricot jam, chutney and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 2 cups water and simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste.

*This recipe is courtesy of former VISI editor Sumien Brink

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Boerewors and tomato smoor

Braai recipes

This delicious boerewors recipe is the perfect addition to any braai.

  • Author: Sumien Brink
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Braai
  • Cuisine: South African

Ingredients

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  • 1 packet boerewors
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 T crushed garlic
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 can drained whole peeled tomatoes
  • 70 g tomato paste
  • 1 T apricot jam
  • 2 T chutney
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Coil the boerewors in individual portions on sosatie sticks.
  2. Braai the boerewors over medium coals for 10 – 15 minutes until cooked. It should be charred on the outside, but still succulent on the inside. You can also cook the boerewors in a pan on the stove.
  3. For the sauce, fry the onions and garlic in olive oil until soft and golden. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, apricot jam, chutney and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Add 2 cups water and simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste.

Ham, Gherkin and Cheese Braai Loaf

Ingredients

  • 125 ml (½ cup) Rhodes Quality Sweet and Sour Gherkins, chopped
  • 200 g sandwich ham, chopped
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) dried mixed herbs
  • 125 ml (½ cup) plain cream cheese
  • 10 ml (2 Tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 250 ml (1 cup) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 125 ml (½ cup) cheddar cheese
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • softened butter for spreading

Method

  1. To make the filling, place the Rhodes Quality Sweet and Sour Gherkins, ham, herbs cream cheese and Dijon mustard together in a bowl and stir to mix.
  2. Stir in the remaining mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  3. Season the filling well.
  4. Cut the baguette into thick slices without cutting through the bottom of the loaf.
  5. Pull apart the slices gently and spread with butter.
  6. Smear the filling generously between each slice.
  7. Wrap the entire loaf in cooking foil.
  8. Bake in an oven preheated to 180ºC for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and open the foil and bake for a further ten minutes or until the bread is crispy and the filling melted and warm.
  10. Serve hot.

*The recipe was sourced from www.rhodesquality.com

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Ham, Gherkin and Cheese Braai Loaf

Ham, gherkin and cheese braai loaf

Spice up your garlic loaf with this delicious twist!

  • Author: Rhodes Quality
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Braai
  • Cuisine: South African

Ingredients

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  • 125 ml (½ cup) Rhodes Quality Sweet and Sour Gherkins, chopped
  • 200 g sandwich ham, chopped
  • 5 ml (½ tsp) dried mixed herbs
  • 125 ml (½ cup) plain cream cheese
  • 10 ml (2 Tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 250 ml (1 cup) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 125 ml (½ cup) cheddar cheese
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • softened butter for spreading

Instructions

  1. To make the filling, place the Rhodes Quality Sweet and Sour Gherkins, ham, herbs cream cheese and Dijon mustard together in a bowl and stir to mix.
  2. Stir in the remaining mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  3. Season the filling well.
  4. Cut the baguette into thick slices without cutting through the bottom of the loaf.
  5. Pull apart the slices gently and spread with butter.
  6. Smear the filling generously between each slice.
  7. Wrap the entire loaf in cooking foil.
  8. Bake in an oven preheated to 180ºC for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and open the foil and bake for a further ten minutes or until the bread is crispy and the filling melted and warm.
  10. Serve hot.

Mini Peppermint Crisp tarts

Ingredients

  • 500 ml whipping cream
  • 2 cans Caramel Treat
  • 2 packets of Mini Tennis Biscuits
  • 2 small Peppermint Crisp, broken into chunks

Method

  1. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. In a separate bowl, beat the caramel with a fork until smooth.
  2. Gently fold the caramel into the whipped cream, then add most of the chocolate pieces (set aside some for decoration).
  3. Line individual containers with a layer of Tennis biscuits, top with caramel mixture, then add another layer of Tennis biscuits and the remainder of the caramel mixture.
  4. Decorate with Peppermint Crisp and whole Tennis biscuits.
  5. Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.

* This recipe is courtesy of former VISI editor Sumien Brink

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Mini Peppermint Crisp tarts

This delicious dessert will be the perfect end to your braai.

  • Author: Sumien Brink
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: South African

Ingredients

Scale
  • 500 ml whipping cream
  • 2 cans Caramel Treat
  • 2 packets of Mini Tennis Biscuits
  • 2 small Peppermint Crisp, broken into chunks

Instructions

  1. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. In a separate bowl, beat the caramel with a fork until smooth.
  2. Gently fold the caramel into the whipped cream, then add most of the chocolate pieces (set aside some for decoration).
  3. Line individual containers with a layer of Tennis biscuits, top with caramel mixture, then add another layer of Tennis biscuits and the remainder of the caramel mixture.
  4. Decorate with Peppermint Crisp and whole Tennis biscuits.
  5. Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.

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