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Pickled onions

Pickles Onions - bestffr

Pickles Onions – bestffr

Pickled onions

Julz van der Merwe

2 1/2 kg pickling onions
450 g brown sugar
1 1/4 liters vinegar
15 g ground cloves
15 g ground allspice
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
Peel all the onions. Without boiling heat the vinegar and sugar and stir till sugar is dissolved.. Stir in other dry ingredients (except for onions) which have been mixed with a little cold vinegar.
Boil until it thickens.. Pat dry onions, put in jars and fill jars with the sauce. Keep three weeks before using

Homemade pickled onions


Main Ingredients
1 kilogram pickling onion, peeled

3 tbsp salt

2.5 ml whole coriander seeds

3 ml whole mustard seeds

3 ml black peppercorns

2 red chillies

4 cups vinegar

300 ml sugar cubes


Makes 3 to 4 500ml jars.

Toss onions and salt together and leave overnight.

Rinse onions under cool running water.

Place spices, chillies, vinegar and sugar into a large stainless steel saucepan.

Simmer to dissolve sugar.

Add onions and cook for 4 minutes.

Pack onions into sterilised jars.

Add liquid to fill jars and ensure each jar has an equal number of spices and no air pockets.

Cool and seal tightly.

Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Daleen Grobler

•500g red onions (about 2 med or 1 large), thinly sliced
•1 1/2 cups white vinegar
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/2 cinnamon stick
•5 cloves
•1 bay leaf
•1 star anise
•Dash red pepper flakes
More spices (optional): Fresh ginger slices, allspice berries, oregano, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, pickle spices.
1 Blanch red onions in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain in colander.
2 While the water is heating in step 1, in a separate saucepan combine the vinegar, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
3 Add blanched, drained onions to the vinegar mixture. Simmer for 1 minute.
4 Transfer to a glass jar. Allow to stand until cooled. Will keep several weeks refrigerated.

Toffie Appels

Toffie Appels- Photo jwrecipes

Toffie Appels- Photo jwrecipes

Toffie Appels

Elna Kluyts

Maak: 8
Bereidingstyd: 10 minute
Gaarmaaktyd: ongeveer 30 minute

8 klein tot middelslag- rooi appels
8 stokkies vir die appels
470 ml (400 g) suiker
10 ml asyn
75 ml gouestroop
25 ml botter
rooi koskleursel
klaargemaakte springmielies (ongesout) vir versiering

1 Was die appels en droog dit goed af.
Druk ‘n stokkie in elkeen se stingelkant.
2 Verhit al die ander bestanddele behalwe die springmielies saam.
Voeg 125 ml water by.
Roer die mengsel tot die suiker opgelos het.
Verf enige kristalle wat aan die kastrol se rand vorm, met ‘n klam kombuiskwassie skoon.
3 Verhit die mengsel tot kookpunt en laat dit prut
totdat dit ‘n temperatuur van 138 °C op ‘n suikertermometer bereik.
(Of gooi ‘n druppel van die mengsel in ‘n koue bakkie water –
as dit ‘n harde, bros bal vorm, is dit reg.)
Haal dit van die plaat af en sit die kastrol in ‘n wasbak vol koue water
om die kookproses stop te sit.
Sit dan die kastrol op die werkoppervlak langs die appels.
4 Doop elke appel in die toffie en sorg dat dit oraloor bedek is.
Druk ‘n paar springmielies aan die toffie vas en
pak die toffie-appels op ‘n skinkbord wat met waspapier uitgevoer is.
Wanneer die toffie hard is,
draai die toffie-appels in sellofaanpapier toe en bind dit met ‘n kleurryke lint vas.

Toffee apples and chocolate apples

You’ll need 16 wooden iceblock sticks for this recipe.


16 Pink Lady or Royal Gala apples, stalks removed
1 x 375g pkt dark chocolate melts
Crushed peanuts
500g demerara sugar
125ml (1/2 cup) water
100g butter, chopped
2 tsp white vinegar
1 tbs golden syrup


Step 1
Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Insert 1 wooden iceblock stick into the core of each apple.
Step 2
Melt the chocolate melts following packet directions. Dip 1 apple, two-thirds of the way, into the chocolate and rotate to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts. Place on the lined tray to set. Repeat with 7 more apples, chocolate and peanuts.
Step 3
Place the sugar, water, butter, vinegar and golden syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil.
Step 4
Reduce heat to low and cook, brushing down the side of the pan occasionally with a pastry brush dipped in water, for 25-30 minutes or until a sugar thermometer reaches 154°C or “crack stage”. (If you don’t have a thermometer, remove from heat and set aside until the bubbles subside. Drop 1 teaspoonful of toffee into a glass of cold water. If the toffee becomes hard, it is at crack stage.)
Step 5
Dip the remaining apples into toffee and rotate to coat. Place on the lined tray. Set aside until the toffee sets and apples have cooled completely. Serve. ❤ Rens
Toffie Appels
30 middelslag appels
30 stokkies
1 liter (4 k) suiker
375 ml water
1 ml sout
250 ml (1 k) gouestroop
rooi kleursel Was en droog appels af en steek stokkies stewig by die stingelent in. Los suiker op in water, voeg sout en stroop by en kook tot die *ligtekraakstadium (143 oC). Voeg kleursel by en roer. Dompel appels in warm mengsel (hou dit warm terwyl daarmee gewerk word, maar moet dit nie kook nie.) Laat die oortollige stroop afloop en plaas die appels met die blom-ent op gesmeerde botterpapier. Sal hard wees binne ‘n paar minute


Robyn Long shared Heather Pettit’s photo.

How to Make Hot Purple Candy Apples (or any other color!!)
6-8 medium apples (washed, dried & stems removed)**
3 cups of white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp white food coloring (I recommend Gel Paste)
1-2 tsp. of you color of choice – the more color you use, the brighter the apples will be!)
Candy Apple Sticks (or craft sticks or short dowels)
Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a heavy boiler (sauce pan). Turn on medium to high heat and let the mixture come to a boil.
Be sure to have a candy thermometer inserted into the mixture but not touching the bottom!
Let the candy come to 302°F (hard crack stage). This will take about 20 minutes. There’s no need to stir or disturb the mixture while it heats… just be patient!
While that’s going on… make sure your apples are ready (washed, dried, and on the sticks!), then spray a cookie sheet with non-stick butter spray. The “butter” flavor isn’t necessary, but butter makes everything better, right?
When the candy reaches 302°, immediately remove it from the heat and use a rubber spatula to stir in the vanilla (or other flavor). Then add the white gel paste and whatever color you want the apples to be… for me it was pink (and later on, orange.. but that was two different batches!). Stir it gently to get the color evenly incorporated.
You’ll want to work quickly because the candy will start to cool immediately. As soon as the colors are evenly mixed in, begin dipping your apples.
I like to tilt the pot to get them really well coated, then let the excess drip off for a few seconds. After they’re dipped, I set them on the buttered cookie sheet to harden. Be careful!!! This sugar is HOT and it will hurt you if you touch it!!
It will only take a couple of minutes and the candy will be hard and ready to eat! They keep well at room temperature for 2-3 days but do not refrigerate… they will get super sticky!


2 c. white sugar 
3/4 c. water 
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar 
Dash of salt

Combine all ingredients in a heavy, large pan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and put cover on it for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan. 

Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often. 
Cool syrup and store in a covered container at room temperature. It will keep for about 2 months.

Tipsy Tert


Tipsy tert-bron onbekend

Tipsy tert-bron onbekend


Tipsy Tert

Linda Theron

1 koppie fyngemaakte pitlose dadels
(Ek sit myne sommer in die voedselverwerker)
250 ml kookwater
250 ml suiker
250 ml meelblom
½ teelepel bakpoeier
¼ koppie gekapte neute (opsioneel)
2 eiers
2 eetlepels botter
¼ teelepel sout
1 teelepel koeksoda
1 teelepel gemengde speserye of gemmer

Kook die dadels in die kookwater en voeg koeksoda by.
Room die botter en suiker.
Voeg eiers by en meng goed.
Sif die droë bestandele en voeg dit by die eiermengsel.
Roer die dadelmengsel by.
Voeg die neute by en laastens die bakpoeier.
Gooi in ‘n gesmeerde tertbak.
Bak 30 minute by 200ºC.

Vir die stroop kook jy:
1¼ koppie suiker
¾ koppie water
Voeg 1 eetlepel botter by en laat effens afkoel.
Voeg ¼ koppie brandewyn en een teelepel vanielje by.
Gooi die warm stroop oor die warm tert.

Oats-crunchies/Hawermout Koekies



Oats-crunchies/Hawermout Koekies

Cindy Meiburg 4 cups jungle oats, 3 cups coconut, 1 cup cake flour, 1,5 cups sugar, half a teaspoon salt all mixed together. Dissolve 1 cup butter or margarine with 3 tablespoons golden syrup (I use honey). Mix 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda with 4 tablespoons of milk. Mix all together. Press into a large baking sheet. Flatten with a rolling pin. Bake about 15 minutes at 350F. Lekker.

Marietjie Jardim

Hawermout koekies. Bestanddele:
2 kop hawemout
1 kop klapper
3/4 kop suiker
1 kop koekmeel
1/2 teel koeksoda
1/4 teel sout
2 eetlepel stroop
1/2 kop botter/margerine
Smelt botter en stroop. Meng al die droë bestanddele saam. Voeg gesmelte botter mengsel by droë bestanddele en werk deeglik deur. Druk ongeveer 1cm dik in n gesmeerde bakplaat. Bak 15-20 min in oond van 190 grade C. Sny in blokkies terwyl nog warm. Laat afkoel tot koud voor jy dit uit pan verwyder

Petro Scheepers

375ml suiker. 125g botter. 30ml stroop. 500ml hawermout. 500ml klapper. 250ml ongesifte koekmeel. 1ml sot. 1eier geklits. 10ml koeksoda. Voorverhit oond 180C. Smeer rolkoekpan +/- 40x30x2cm. Smelt suiker, botter en stroop in groot kastrol oor lae hitte. Meng hawermout, klapper,koekmeel en sout in mengbak.
Laat suikermengsel bietjie afkoel roer dan die eier en koeksoda vinnig by, voeg meelmengsel by sodra koeksoda begin skuim, meng goed.
Druk krummels met spaan in pan vas. Bak 20 min tot goudbruin. Haal uit sny dadelik terwyn nog warm is in blokkies van 5cm of vinger koekies. Blokkies moet in pan afkoel. Ek gebruik my plat beskuitpan wat sommer klaar bekuitjies merk voor in pan gaan. Het dit baie gemaak heerlik ook vir koekverkoping n groot treffer!! (Beste v wenresepte – Annette Human)

Granaat Konfyt en Jellie

Granaat Konfyt - photo  picnicksjellysandjams

Granaat Konfyt – photo picnicksjellysandjams

Granaat Konfyt

Source Unknown


Yields 3-4 cups

3+1/2 cups freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice*
1 cup pomegranate seeds (from 1 large pomegranate)*
3 cups sugar
Juice of a lemon

* You would need 5.5 pounds of pomegranates for 3+1/2 cups of juice and 1 cup of seeds.


Chill a small plate for testing the consistency of the jam later on.
Remove the seeds from one pomegranate and juice the rest. I advise not to use a juice press as the liquid from the seeds and membrane would result in a bitter taste. Here’s how I do it: Place a large bowl under the sink (for easy wash up), cut the pomegranates in half and while squeezing the pomegranate with one hand, press with your fingers inside the pomegranate with the other hand (the cut side will face the bowl) and extract as much juice as possible.
Combine pomegranate juice and sugar in a large pot over moderate heat. Stir frequently until the sugar dissolves, turn the heat to medium high and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
Skim off the pink foam as necessary.
Add the pomegranate seeds and lemon juice and cook for another 10 minutes, then check for consistency by dropping a spoonful of jam on a chilled plate. When you tilt the plate, if it stays in a mound and not run, your jam is done. If it is still runny continue cooking and perform the test every 5 minutes (it always takes me an hour in total).Fill your sterilized jars with the jam and store it in your refrigerator.

Granaat jellie

Gerda Butler

As jy nie granaatpitte in die hande kry nie, kan jy dit vervang met aarbeie wat jy in klein stukkies sny.Jy kan ook die bosbessiesap met aarbeisap vervang.

6 klein glasies
15 ml gelatien
500 ml bosbessiesap (cranberry) teen kamertemperatuur
160 g granaatpitte
500 ml vanielje jogurt
15 ml gelatien
nog granaatpitte om bo op te strooi

Gooi 15 ml gelatien in ’n bakkie.
Gooi so 2 – 3 eetlepels koue water oor en meng.
Plaas dié bakkie oor ’n bakkie met kookwater.
Die gelatien sal nou smelt.
Voeg die granaatpitte by die sap.
Voeg die gesmelte gelatien by die sap en verdeel in jou glase tot halfvol.
Laat die mengsel eers in die yskas stol.
Herhaal dieselfde proses met die ander 15 ml gelatien soos hierbo beskryf.
Voeg die gelatien by die vanielje jogurt.
Vul die glase met dié mengsel en laat in die yskas stol.
Die proses duur sowat 3 uur.
Sprinkel nog granaatpitte oor net voor jy dit voorsit.


Dadel happies-brono onbekend

Dadel happies-brono onbekend


250 gr botter

250ml suiker

500 gr dadels fyngesny

1 eier goed geklits

1 pak marie beskuitjies fyngerol


Smelt botter, suiker. Voeg dadels en eier by en roer en prut tot eier mooi egalig deur gemeng is. Roer beskuitjies by. Haal van stoof af, laat net effe afkoel.

Rol in balletjies en rol in klapper of druk plat in bak en sprinkel klapper bo-oor en sny in blokkies of vingers.


Kerrie Skaap tjops-Photo personal chef approach

Kerrie Skaap tjops-Photo personal chef approach

Kerrie skaap boudtjops

4 skaap boudtjops/enige skaap/lam tjop sal werk

2 uie fyn gekap

1 desertlepel kerrie (neem minder as jy van nie te sterk kerrie hou nie)

Halwe desertlepel borrie

Sout en peper na smaak

2 eetl suiker

2 eetl chutney

2 eetl asyn

Gooi alles in ‘n koppie en maak koppie amper vol met water.Gooi bietjie uie onder in casserol, pak tjops bo-op, gooi orige uie bo-op. Gooi
kerrie mengsel oor. Bak met caseroldeksel op. Ek het die van my gisteraand in die oond gehad vir 3 ure by 140 grade. Dit was
super sag.Indien jy nie so baie tyd het nie, so uur en half by 170 grade.

* Net voor opdiening het ek die sousie verdik met meel aangemaak met bietjie
water. Sit nog 5min in oond

Bedien saam met rys of mash.

Kerrie Tjops

Anet Meyer – Sarie.com
(Oorspronklik gebruik vir lamsosaties – maar dit werk net so goed vir lam tjoppies)

250 ml karringmelk
50 ml sonneblomolie of knoffelolie
2 gekneusde, geskilde knoffelhuisies
4 suurlemoenblare, gekneus, of pangeskroeide lourierblare
2,5 ml komynsade
5 ml fyn koljander

5 swart peperkorrels, gekneus
2 lourierblare, gekneus
2 naeltjies, gekneus
1 kaneelstokkie
3 middelslag uie, fyngekap
30 ml kookolie
30 ml botter
3 knoffelhuisies, geskil en gekneus
15 ml gekapte gemmer
15 ml matige kerriepoeier
5 ml borrie
30 ml appelkooskonfyt
30 ml tamarinde-pasta
375 ml wit asyn

Meng die bestanddele vir die karringmelk-marinade in ‘n groot Ziplock-sakkie.
Plaas vleis in die marinade, verseël en marineer oornag in die yskas op ‘n bord of in ‘n bak.
Berei die kerriesous en laat oornag afkoel terwyl die vleis in die karringmelk-marinade marineer.
Skroei peperkorrels, lourierblare, naeltjies en kaneel in ‘n swaarboompan.
Soteer gekapte ui in verhitte olie en botter.
Voeg dan kerrie en gemmer by en braai vir ‘n minuut of twee.
Voeg laastens die konfyt, tamarinde-pasta, asyn en geskroeide speserye by en prut vir ‘n paar minute.
Laat heeltemal afkoel oornag.
Marineer effens gedreineerde vleis in kerriesous vir 1 – 2 dae in ‘n groot Ziplock-sakkie in die yskas.
Rooster vleis (wat by kamertevleismperatuur moet wees) vir die beste resultate oor koel kole vir 20 minute of tot gaar na smaak (die kole is koel as jy jou hand vir 4 – 5 sekondes 12 tot 15 cm bo die kole kan hou).
Geur met sout 5 minute voor einde van gaarmaaktyd.
Syg die marinade deur en verdik met ‘n mielieblom-en-waterpasta (20 – 30 ml mielieblom).
Sit voor saam met die tjoppies.