Holidays and Celebrations

Cultural and religious holidays are always an excellent opportunity to celebrate with a new recipe! At Huletts, we also celebrate South Africa’s cultural diversity by trying new recipes from different religious – try a few and celebrate together!
 

 

 >> Valentine's Day
>> Easter
>> Mother's Day
>> Father's Day

 

>> Eid
>> Jewish Food
>> Diwali
>> Christmas Day

Valentine's Day

Without a doubt, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Show your love with home-baked heart-shaped cookies, beautifully decorated cupcakes and to-die-for confectionaries. All made, of course, with delectable Huletts sugar or low GI sweetener.

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
Romantic Raspberry Heart Macaroons
Chocolate Cupcake
Individual Chocolate Caramel Bars
White Chocolate and Macadamia Caramel Slice
Chocolate Caramel Slice
Double Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate Berry Cake
Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcake
Hot Lips Shortbread Biscuits with Royal Icing
Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Apple Tart)
Mini Fruit Tarts
Macaroon Dreams
Love Bite Biscuits
 

Easter

It's a great and meaningful holiday. It's also another wonderful excuse to get into the kitchen and bake! Cinnamon rolls, sweet braided breads, hot cross buns and, of course, Easter eggs. Make sure you've got plenty of Huletts sugar and baking sweetener in stock because Easter is a long weekend.

Easy Easter Chocolate Cake
Braided Easter Bread
Carrot Cake
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Almond Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Walnut Cookies
Hot Cross Easter buns
No bake Easter Treat
 

Mother's Day

This is your day! Bake whatever you want! Indulge yourself. You can be healthy on every other day, but today you should make yourself that decadent multi-layered chocolate coffee cake, those peanut butter brownies, the beautifully decorated vanilla cupcakes you always dream about. You deserve it!

Caramelised Popcorn
Butterscotch Cream Sauce
Chocolate Cake Fun for Father's Day
Macaroons
Strawberry Bread & Butter Pudding
Chocolate Coffee Cake - a mocha delight!
Chocolate coffee frosting recipe
Banana Flapjacks
Hazelnut & Chocolate Ganache Tarts

Sponge Cake with Passion Fruit Curd Filling & Meringue

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

 

Father's Day

A day to celebrate all fathers. Your own, your husband's, your kids'. Best you bake a great deal. After all, our menfolk are a hungry lot. Here's a selection of recipes that will ensure they feel well and truly spoilt. (And that will make them appreciate you forever!)

 

Cinnamon Cake
Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake
Canadian Bacon & Corn Pancakes
Golden Apple Pie with Rum Sauce
Chocolatey Peanut Brittle
Old Fashioned Fudge
Ginger Beer Ice Cream Floats

 

Eid

 

Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fitr means "to break the fast" ( and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is a three day celebration and is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" compared with the Eid-ul-Adha that lasts four days and is called the "Greater Eid" or "Festival of Sacrifice". The menu is as much an integral part of Eid celebrations as the ritual and customs. Every Muslim family takes great care to prepare the exclusive dishes that, in addition to sacrificial meat, also includes many delicacies and desserts.

Almond Ice Cream
Kheer - Rice Pudding
Ghraybeh Biscuits - Arabian Biscuits
Halva - Pakistani Pudding
Sawaiyyan - Sweet Pakistani Vermicili
Ongol-Ongol - Indonesia
Ghotaab - Iran
Lokum - Turkey (Turkish Delight)
 

Jewish Food: Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, etc ...

One of the joys of being Jewish is the vast array of wonderful dishes you can prepare, whether for weekly Shabbat, Pesach (Passover) or any of the many other religious holidays. Basically, one can divide Jewish cuisine into two parts: Ashkenazic and Sephardic. Ashkenazic relates to Jewish people (immigrants) from eastern and western Europe and Sephardic relates to Jewish people from middle eastern countries. Sephardic food is full of aromatic spices & herbs, spicier and livelier in general than Ashkenazic cooking which is sweeter. Nowadays we have new Israeli cuisine which combines the two with modern cooking.

The style of Jewish cooking reflects the many places that Jews have lived throughout the centuries. Jewish cooking shows the influence of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish, German and Eastern European styles of cooking, some influenced by the unique Jewish dietary laws. Jewish food is not difficult to make: it is the food of country-folk and dishes were based on foods that were readily available, not overly expensive, and bound by the rules of kashrut. This led to a style of cooking that prized everything and wasted nothing.

Jewish Honey Candies
Persian Pecan Torte
Chocolate Passover Torte
Passover Rolls
 

Diwali

One of the biggest festivals of Hindus, Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. This five-day festival occurs on the new moon between October 13-November 14, with the third day being celebrated as the main Diwali or as Festival of Lights. Fireworks light the sky, exploding into life with a riot of colour and noise. Diyas (candles) bringing their own soulful brightness to the home.

The third day of the festival is the most important day of Lakshmi Puja, the worship of the Goddess of Wealth. There is a ceremonial worship of Goddess Lakshmi in the evening and, after this, home-made sweets are offered to the goddess. Feasts are arranged and gifts exchanged on this day.

Here are some great desserts and sweets for you to bake:

Wheat Laddu
Soan Papdi
Mushrooms in Onion Gravy
Besan ki Barfi
Karanji
Sesame Seed (Til) - Khoya laddu
Gujia
Malpua
 

Christmas

It's a time of giving. Giving thanks, giving gifts, giving time to what is spiritually important. The celebration of the birth of Christ, Christmas abounds with good will and generosity. So once you and the kids have put up the Christmas tree decorations and wrapped each other's parcels and hung them in stockings, start preparing all the Christmas treats. It's season of love, festive and fun, so go all out with the baking and decorating of cakes, cookies, biscuits and whatever else takes your fancy.

Berry Pavlova
Glazed Gammon with Yellow Sugar
Christmas chocolate yule log
Chocolate Brownies
Christmas cake
Mince pies
Christmas pudding
Fruit Loaf
Blackberry meringue roulade
Chocolate Box
Sweet Basil Ricotta Tart with Berries and Nectarines