Monday, 5 September 2011


Nothing tastes quite like waterblommetjie bredie. Its a little tart, but definitely not sour, it tastes like a combination of winter and spring.

With winter leaving and spring arriving, its perfect timing and the last of those delicious waterblommetjies.

I treat it almost like a normal bredie- brown your stewing lamb, saute the onions and garlic in butter/oil until aromatic,open a nice bottle of Chenin Blanc and add/stock, a grated granny smith apple, cubed potatoes and top with your waterblommetjies, cover tightly and simmer slowly until the lamb is tender- top with freshly grated nutmeg and a squeeze of lemon's a lazy Sunday, so don't forget about that already opened bottle of chenin blanc.


  1. Can you hear the long, sobbing howl from somewhere far, far to the nnw of you?

  2. Where did you get them from Karen? I haven't seen any in Cape Town the whole winter, then saw some at the Houw Hoek farm stall on Sunday and stupidly did not buy them - got home to your post and now I HAVE to make waterblommetjie bredie!

  3. Hi Rosie- if you live in southern suburbs, pick 'n pay constantia and plumstead both have, but delivery happens early in the week, as by weekend they are usually sold out (I tried last weekend!)- good luck!

  4. Ah, thanks Karen. PnP Constantia is my local, but I usually do weekly shop on Saturdays which I why I haven't seen them! (As an aside, I have also been unsuccessful in finding oxtail this winter, and butchery manager at PnP Constantia said the same thing - it comes in on Mon, sold out by Wed!)

  5. I can't believe you mentioned oxtail Rosie- just saw some delicious looking packs this morning at Plumstead Pick 'n Pay (much reliable butchery I think?) and I thought yummy.....must make oxtail soon- if you hurry they might still be there!


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