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Amasi flapjacks

The next recipe I’m just going to add because it’s another super easy one and it’s unbelievably delicious. If you ever find yourself craving flapjacks, this is the recipe you need.
*NOTE: This makes quite a big batch so we usually halve the recipe.


  • 500 ml flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • 5 ml bicarb
  • pinch salt
  • 30 ml sugar
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 500 ml Fair Cape amasi
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • oil for frying


  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a hollow in the middle.
  • Mix the beaten eggs, amasi and vanilla essence together. Pour into the hollow and mix. Cover and leave for 30 mins.
  • To cook, heat a bit of oil in a frying pan. Pour a dollop of the batter into the pan and fry for a few minutes on each side until brown.
  • Serve with butter, cream, honey or fruit (and champagne, obviously).


Remember: these are flapjacks, not pancakes, so the mixture is quite thick and you don’t need a lot of batter for each flapjack. They will rise nicely as they cook.
For a kid-friendly version, I leave out the sugar. The kids love it with cream or butter, while I smother mine in syrup and eat them where they can’t see me!
Recipe by:
The Bird and The Beard

    This recipe is part of these collections:

  • Lockdown Recipes 2020