This classic  dessert recipe is a delicious and light way to end any meal.  Serves 4

"Geskroeide" Vermicelli

“Geskroeide” Vermicelli


250g vermicelli

50g butter

50g sugar (optional half white and half brown sugar)

50g sultanas or raisins

5 cardamon seeds, slightly bruised

3 pieces stick cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

250ml water

50g almond slivers (optional)


Melt butter in a large saucepan.

Add vermicelli and cook until vermicelli turns golden brown, turning all the time to ensure vermicelli does not burn.

Add cardamon, stick cinnamon sultanas, sugar, almonds and water.

Steam, covered over medium heat until water has been absorbed about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve warm on its own or with vanilla ice cream


About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 22/03/2013, in Desserts, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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