Wedding On A Budget: South African Style

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa. Its country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. There are over 60 million people in South Africa.

Wedding foods, including finger foods for wedding reception enables you to ensure that your  guests are having a good experience on your wedding day. The food you serve will have an impact on your wedding and guests experience and whether it left them satisfied or not. This is allows them to see how much thought you actually put into your wedding food.

Bobotie is the national dish of the country and a Traditional South African dish which was bought by Asian settlers. It is cooked in many homes, restaurants and weddings.

Listed below are some wedding on a budget food ideas for appetisers, the main course, and dessert.

Appetisers: Bunny Chow is a classic south African dish. For an Appetisers Bunny chow is essentially a kind of bread bowl; where you take a loaf of white bread, hollow out the middle and fill it with a curry, vegetarian beans or more. This could save you a lot of money as with bunny chow you could fill a lot of things inside without spending too much. having different types of beans for filling instead of meat saves money. 

Main Course: Cape Malay Curry is fairly easy to make and is delicious. It does not require a lot of effort and having Chicken instead of red meat saves you money and shows that you have made effort in ensuring your guests are enjoying their food. The Cuisine has a fruity, mild spices and a lot of flavours.

Dessert:  Its not a south African wedding without treats or deserts on the table. Offering kola nut to your guests is also a way of letting them know that they are welcome at your event.

Malva Pudding which is a popular for many South Africans. This sweet pudding had a spongy texture, and is covered in a hot, creamy sauce and served with ice-cream or custard. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelised texture. This is fairly easy to make and size is always massive allowing enough to be served to guests.

Milktart is a sweet pastry crust that holds a custard filling which is only made of milk, flour, sugar and eggs. It can be baked or left to set in the fridge. this saves you money and also time as its fairly easy to make.

Chocolate fountain is generally very cheap and easy to set up. With running time being 24 hours so you don’t have to worry about it stopping. 1 pound of chocolate is more than enough for 20+ guests. This choice of desert will be very popular for the kids and will be the talks about your wedding. Guests can dip marshmallows , pretzels or fruits such as, strawberries or bananas.
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