Monday, October 13, 2014

#Blogtober14 Days 12 & 13

I missed day 12, BUT since there aren't really any rules when it comes to blogtober, AND since rules are made to be broken, today I will post day 12 and day 13.

#Blogtober14 Day 12 - The best advice...
I have received so much good advice in my short lifetime from family, friends, colleagues, clients and pinterest...this makes deciding which piece of advice is the best a difficult task.

The following rank in my top three:
1. Don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20.
2. Do what makes you happy.
3. Don't change who you are for anyone, be yourself, you are unique and special.


So that's that, a few wise words to start off your week!

#Blogtober14 Day 13 - My favourite fall recipe...
Since fall is all about the pumpkins, and even though it isn't fall over here, today I will share a South African favourite with you guys - Pumpkin fritters (Pampoenkoekies as known by Afrikaans people) from the Hibiscus coast seconds website, I don't have my family recipe on hand at the moment.

Pumpkin fritters are delicious, especially when served warm with crunchy cinnamon sugar, the are usually served as a side dish for a main meal but its so sweet you can almost serve it as desert!

What you're gonna need:
500 g pumpkin
1 cup plain flour
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt

How you're gonna do it:
First you steam the pumpkin until tender. Mash thoroughly and allow to cool.
Then you combine the cooled pumpkin, flour, egg, baking powder and salt.
In a non-stick frying pan, add a drizzle of vegetable oil.
Using a bit of kitchen paper, spread the oil lightly around the pan.
Then spoon tablespoons of the pumpkin batter into the pan and fry over a medium heat.
After a couple minutes, flip the fritters over and lightly press to spread the batter out slightly.
Cook for another 3 minutes and flip over again. Give them another couple of minutes per side.
Remove from the pan and place on kitchen paper.
Whilst still warm, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve.


*Image sourced from Pinterest


  1. Love the advice/ quotes, especially the first one - I do that all the time and I really shouldn't! Oh wow, these Pumpkin fritters look and sound amazing.. if I could cook I would definitely try them but to be honest they sound a bit challenging for me - I'll end up burning them in the oil! ;P

    1. Thank you Charlotte, I think alot of people do that, Its so easy to do when you have siblings. I used to do that, but I don't anymore, everyone is different and does things at their own pace in their own way :) Hahaha get your mom to make them, they are awesome!!

  2. Oh wow, I love pumpkin and I love cinnamon sugar so this recipe is great for me - plus thats great advice by the way!

    1. Thank you Rachael, if you love pumpkin you have to have to have to try these fritters!! Let me know how they turn out!!

  3. mmmm Pumpkin Fritters! Thanks for sharing!