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The Cape Malay Illustrated Cookbook

By Faldela Williams

Published 2012

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These traditional Malay cookies are pastry cakes baked with coconut meringue on one side. When the hertzoggies have cooled apple jelly is spooned over the other side.


  • 250 g butter or margarine
  • 60 ml sunflower oil
  • 200


Cream butter or margarine, oil and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon essence and naartjie peel. Sift flours and salt, and mix into creamed mixture to make a very soft dough. Roll out to 6 mm thick on lightly floured surface and cut out rounds with fluted biscuit cutter. Place rounds in greased patty pans.