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South African Recipes

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German Cuisine and Recipes

Many will describe German food as hearty, heavy and unrefined. Comfort food comes to mind, as many dishes are based on starch. But I think

Making your own Biltong

Making your own Biltong

There are many recipes and tips on the internet on how to make your own biltong.We want to share some basics here as well as some tips from our FB members You will need the following: Suitable Meat Spices and vinegar Suitable place to hang the meat to dry  Step 1 – Buy suitable meat The best cuts are sirloin or fillet.In Germany you can ask for Silverside( Tafelstück or Tafelspitz) or Topside (Schale) .You

Cooking and baking substitutes

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Substitutes – Drinks

Looking for Milo, Horlicks, Frisco, Ricoffy or Lime Cordial?  We compiled a searchable list of substitutes for some of the popular hot and cold drinks

Meat and Fish

German and South African meat cuts are not similar.South Africa tends to follow the British way of cutting meat German beef cuts Rinderhals, Kamm or

Substitutes – Other Products

Here is a list of substitutes and translations for general food and kitchen items like cling film, maize meal, custard and biscuits    Related content

Frozen products

Here is a list of suggestions for ready-made pasty (dough) products and some translations. Related content Inspiration

Baking ingredients

Here is a list of suggestions for Baking and wheat products, as well as some translations.   More information about Flour types Ash Protein US

Types of Sugars

Here is a list of suggestions for types of sugars, as well as some translations. Related content

Dairy substitutes

Here is a list of suggestions for dairy products, as well as some translations. You can also read more on Rewe’s site Related content

Spices and Herbs

Here is a list of the most common spices and herbs with their Afrikaans, English and German names Spices Afrikaans English German Borrie Turmeric die

You can use the search function to search for ingredients you need to find substitutes for.

One of the things to keep in mind is that the baking powder in Germany is single-acting. The baking powder in South Africa is double acting.

Bran is called die Kleie and can be bought in supermarkets.

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