Your grandma’s Sunday trifle

Trifle is technically an English dessert, but it is also a favourite in South Africa, with everyone’s grandma having a winning recipe unique to their home.

Siba’s take on trifle looks like a gourmet dessert that would put your grandma’s Sunday trifle to shame. You can find this drool-worthy trifle in her cookbook, My Table.



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Dumplings are popular in many cultures, including China where jiaozi, which are traditionally wrapped in minced meat and finely chopped vegetables. The American love their dumplings with southern chicken while the English love theirs rolled in breadcrumbs.

Dumplings are also a favourite in SA, especially during winter. It doesn’t get any better than Siba’s dumplings with oxtail stew. “This weather today took me back to one of my all-time fave recipes… my Oxtail Stew with Dumplings… It’s nostalic, comforting, perfect for cold weather… and it’s absolutely Sibalicious!” she wrote on Instagram.

You can get the recipe online here: