Fawzia’s Soetkoekies

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Cape Malay Illustrated Cookbook

By Faldela Williams

Published 2012

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In the past, sheeptail fat would have been used. Red bolus is a ferri-oxide mixture obtainable from pharmacies.


  • 250 g butter
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 500 ml


Cream butter until soft. Stir in oil until well-blended. Add sugar and stir until light and fluffy. Stir in cloves, ginger and mixed spice, then beat in egg. Stir in ground almonds, if using. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda, and stir into mixture to make a fairly stiff dough.

Mix red bolus with one-third of the dough, until well blended. Roll out remaining two-thirds on a lightly flo