Enkosi Cookathon

I love a challenge and last year had an absolute blast with the Community Cookathon hosted by yuppiechef. So, I had to take part in this year’s cookathon, not only for the challenge, but because I love supporting yuppiechef.

Enkosi Cookathon
Enkosi Cookathon

Part of the challenge was to cook 7 dishes – and for me, where to start? Should I start with the bobotie:

bobotie
bobotie

or head straight for the dessert of melk tert?

milk tart
milk tart

or even better, malva pudding!

malva pudding
malva pudding

However, I decided to start with the spicy chicken livers:

spicy chicken livers
spicy chicken livers

and followed this up with sugar free koeksisters – who knew the sugar free syrup would be as good as the real deal!

koeksisters
koeksisters

I followed this by cooking a lamb curry over two days:

lamb curry
lamb curry

being truly South African it is amazing I have never made phutu pap before. Sadly the given recipe for the pap and relish were not the best of the bunch and so what you see here is a BIG adaptation!

phutu pap and relish
phutu pap and relish

ps – all the dishes here represent my adaption of the recipes. I will post recipes slowly but surely for what I did. The word links will take you to the original recipes, which I adapted. And some of the photo’s already have links up as I have blogged the recipes already!

For the challenge I have recooked the first three dishes!
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30 thoughts on “Enkosi Cookathon

  1. Well done!
    I’m looking forward to those recipes. Especially the sugar free Koeksisters.
    The first time I had Malva Pudding was in Canada, would you believe I didn’t know it? I wonder why it’s called Malva Pudding.
    Fortunately I just saw the blog Award vote button down here 😉

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    1. Thanks Tok – I made a sugar free malva pudding which was sweet as can be – and I will have to do some research as to why it is called that! Have a great day 🙂

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  2. How impressive. You certainly know how to rise to a challange. Some really amazing dishes there (and many new to me, so very exciting). Good luck to you!

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  3. Well, Tandy! This challenge really appealed to me too, but I just didn’t have the time! I wanted to cook everything over a fire…. 😀

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    1. I type too fast – I meant ‘well done’, of course!!!!!

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      1. ha ha, I read too fast as well xxx

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    2. damn, that would have been awesome. and a winner I think!

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  4. Had to check out these dishes to see just what they involved–and all look so good! Especially all the spices. Mmm, the spices is Bobotie sound particularly delicious.

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    1. my bobotie recipe has a great depth of flavour 🙂

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  5. Thanks for taking part in our Cookathon, and for your ongoing support of Yuppiechef 🙂

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    1. it is my pleasure 🙂

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  6. Good luck with the competition, I bet you will be the only one who did all 7 recipes! 🙂

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    1. sadly Sue a lot of bloggers have done all 7 so I have some stiff competition!

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  7. Great challenge! Would sell my mom for a bite of that Malva Pud! 🙂

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    1. I will have to send some over – would not want to see your mom sold 🙂

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  8. A diverse look at your cuisine…good luck in the challenge!

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    1. thanks so much Yvette 🙂

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  9. So many of these are very unique to me, thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. my pleasure, it is always fun to learn something new 🙂

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  10. Sounds like a fun event!

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    1. it was a blast 🙂

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  11. This is sad– but I read the title and thought, “ooo- enoki mushrooms! what a fantastic idea!” as I learned to like mushrooms via enoki mushrooms. Your dishes are a better way to increase my culinary breadth though.

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    1. thanks for the visit! I love enoki mushrooms and use them weekly in my cooking 🙂

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  12. Hi Tandy, all these dishes look amazingly good. What a rich culinary culture you have.

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    1. thank you so much – we are a rainbow nation indeed 🙂

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  13. What a great roundup of lovely recipes Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks Mandy 🙂

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