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  1. Gesondheidsbeskuit

    June 28, 2015 by

    Lekker beskuit vir almal om te proe!

    Only healthy if you use light margarine not butter and grape seed oil!

    Oven on 180°C

    Ingredients

    Add below together:

    • Self-raising Flour, 1kg
    • Digestive Bran, 5 cups (Wheat Bran)
    • Salt, 7ml
    • Sunflower seeds, 2 cups – toasted slowly in pan before use
    • Pecan nuts ( and/or walnuts) , 1 cup heaped – crushed a bit or a lot whatever you like

    Melt below together:

    • Butter or Sunshine Light Margarine (also good to mix the two), 500g
    • Brown Sugar (sticky dark type makes less sweet i.e. Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar), 2 cups

    Then add and mix:

    • Olive Oil, ½ cup (I mix grape seed and olive oil)
    • Buttermilk, 500ml

    Add all the above ingredients together.

    Push into baking tray. I use two baking trays and have it only about 2cm height. It works well if you like more crispy flat beskuit. Slice carefully to desire beskuit size before you add to oven (use plastic tool on non-stick tins!). This makes it easier to cut once baked.

    Bake for 40-45min on 180°C

    Take out, cool and pack out on baking tray to dry. Fan bake on 100C for 4-5 hours (can leave the door ajar slightly if oven too hot). Take out when hard and dry.

    Beskuit can be frozen – this works really well!


  2. Banoffee Loaf, Oh Baby!

    April 4, 2012 by

    Kindly provided by ohbaby.co.nz from an archive (Thanks Kelly), this used to be published on one of their blogs (with an unknown author, please contact me) – it’s decidedly delicious, topped with a sprinkle of sugar and kaffir lime leaves which really sets it off.

    Makes: 2 large loaves

    Ingredients:

    • ½ tin Nestlé Highlander Caramel
    • 1 ¼ cups sugar
    • ½ cup butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • About 4-5 bananas
    • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
    • 2 ½ cups regular flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • To garnish — 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded thinly; 2 tbsp brown sugar

    How to make:

    1. Preheat the oven to 220* fan-forced. Spray two large loaf tins with baking spray and line with cooking paper.
    2. Spoon 1/2 tin caramel into a small bowl and stir with a spoon until smooth. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, mix sugar, butter, eggs, bananas, vanilla essence, flour, baking soda, salt, and caramel. Use electric beaters set on medium-low and mix until everything is combined, but don’t beat too long (batter will be thick and lumpy).
    4. Spoon mixture into lined pans. If desired, sprinkle tops of loaves with shredded kaffir lime leaves and 1 tbsp each brown sugar.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes, then check with a skewer. You may need to cover the tops of the loaves with foil to prevent further browning (they get very caramel-coloured very fast). Bake for a further 15-25 minutes if necessary, checking with skewer every 5-10 minutes to check for doneness. Loaves will be quite soft in the centre.
    6. When loaves are finished baking, remove from oven and immediately turn out onto a wire rack to prevent further cooking in tin.

    Enjoy.


  3. “Healthy” Beskuit (Gesondheidsbeskuit) – ½ Recipe

    August 15, 2011 by

    Lekker beskuit vir almal om te proe!

    Only healthy if you use light margarine not butter. This is a half recipe. I use two loaf tins to bake.

    Oven on 180°C

    Ingredients

    Add below together:

    • Self-raising Flour, 500g
    • Digestive Bran, 2 ½ cups (Wheat Bran)
    • Salt, 3.5ml
    • Sunflower seeds, 1 cup – toasted slowly in pan
    • Pecan nuts ( or walnuts) , ½ cup  – crushed a bit

    Melt below together:

    • Butter (or Sunshine Light Margarine), 250g
    • Brown Sugar (sticky dark type makes less sweet), 1 cup  – Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar

    Then add and mix:

    • Olive Oil, ¼ cups
    • Buttermilk, 250ml

    Add all the above ingredients together.

    Push into cake pan/loaf tin.  Slice carefully to desire beskuit size before you add to oven (use plastic tool on non-stick tins!). This makes it easier to cut once baked.

    Bake for 40-45min on 180°C

    Take out and pack out on baking tray. Fan bake on 100C for 4-5 hours (can leave the door ajar slightly if oven too hot). Take out when hard and dry.

    Beskuit can be frozen if you wish to be so silly. Good for when you double this recipe.