ifestive isisfikele and it’s time for the baking to begin

Rise up to the baking occasion with magwenya just like uGogo used to make it and make queen cakes with traditional flavour that taste like home. Happy baking!

Magwenya

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Serves: Makes about 10

You will need:

Make these versatile magwenya in all shapes and sizes, and fill with anything you can imagine for a truly delicious meal.

500g (3 cups) Magwenya Flour Mix

375ml (1½ cups) water

5g (1½ tsp) instant yeast

Instructions:

1. Combine 1½ cups of lukewarm water and 500g (approximately 3 cups) of Magwenya Flour Mix.


2. Mix together and add yeast to form a dough.

3. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 30 minutes.

4. Heat enough oil in a pot to deep-fry the dough.

5. Form dough into small balls and drop into hot oil.

6. Deep-fry the dough for 3 minutes on one side, then turn the dough in the oil and fry for another 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Make these versatile magwenya in all shapes and sizes, and fill with anything you can imagine for a truly delicious meal. Try them with curry, mince, fruit, syrup and even ice-cream!

Queen Cakes

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: Makes 12

You will need:

500g (3 cups) Snowflake Queen Cakes Flour Mix

2 extra-large eggs

125ml (½ cup) cooking oil

250ml (1 cup) milk

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Lightly beat eggs, oil and milk.

3. Add Queen Cakes Flour Mix and mix with a spoon until just combined. Do not overmix.

4. Spoon equal quantities of the mixture into a well-greased muffin pan.

5. Bake for ±20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Simple, delicious and filling – these are a classic South African between-meal treat. Add nuts, chocolate chips or even raisins for a twist on this classic.