10 Best South African Desserts That You Must Taste

Each and every country has their special tradtional dessert but today you will explore some of the most mouth-watering dishes in South African that will leave you speechless.

With a rich and diverse culture, South African’s most popular dessert reflect a variety of culinary traditions. These desserts are maostly made with milk, flour, and eggs. We have shortline some of the best desserts to try.

1. Koeksister (South African Donuts)

It has an atttractive golden-brown colour and beautiful shape that is hard to ignore.

They are extremely popular in South Africa, sold on major streets and have made their way into super markets. These are a true indulgence, one that is worthy of a birthday celebration, holiday or even creating a special occasion if you do not have one.

2. Milk Tart (Melktert)

A traditional South African tart with a lighter texture which can be served hot or cold.

This quick and easy to prepare tart is perfect for entertaining tart. Milk tart is made from scratch, all the ingredients can be found in your kitchen.

It is made with a sweet pastry crust often referred to as Pate sablée, the good thing about this pastry is that you do not have to worry about rolling it out – all you do is press the crust into the pie pan – freeze for 30 minutes and then bake without weight.

3. Queen Cake

You will only needs basic recipes like milk, flour, butter and vanilla essence to make theses fancy dessert.

Its dense texture and sweet taste to live you envious

4. Malay Pudding

These popular South African dessert which originated from Cape Malays is nutty, and taste sweet.

Malay pudding comes in a creamy dessert made from vermicelli and milk. The cinnamon and cardamon used add a lovely flavored which is hard to ressist.

5. Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? In South African they are made a little different. It comes in the form of rolls instead of a round shape.

You can top these delicious and sweet pancakes with anything besides, you can sprinkle some lemon juice to add some sour taste.

6. Apple Custard Crumble

A combination of light and creamy custard with crunchy crumble create these delicious South African apple custard crusmble with a delightful taste.

Apple and icing sugar add more flavor and texture and also makes it sweet.

7. Potato Pudding

Potato pudding has a distinctive starchy texture of potatoes and the deliciously complex flavor combined from the 3 tastes: tangy, nutty, and sweet. Once you taste it, you will be addicted to it immediately.

8. No-Bake Date Slice

Dates are use in South African to make plenty of dessert. What is amazing in it is that you don’t have to bake it.

Apart from being sweet they are nutritous since they contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and good source of antioxidants. So don’t wait to try thses delicious dessert.

9. Peppermint Crisp Tart

I love this peppermint crisp tart which is refreshing and sweet at the same time. The sweetness comes from the chocolate.

It has a layer of cream which is rich and yummy and also makes it taste delicious.

10. Tipsy Tart

Its also known as the ”Cape Brandy Tart”. Tipsy tart has a carramel-like sweetness which is very attractive.

The brown color does not come from brown sugar or chocolate but from a dried fruit called pitted dates. You can enjoy it with a cup of tea.

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