After our lunch we went to walk to a house where they were making the local beer called Umqombothi. This is a traditional South African Beer made from malt, mielie meal (maize) and yeast. It is very high in vitamin-B and has a sour taste.
But first a bit of a walk through Kliptown, which its lovely people!
|These boys asked me to take a picture of them, love these smiles :-)|
|School kids on their way home.|
|A nice day to hang out the laundry.|
|Some local houses, some very colorful.|
|Before we entered the house we saw some chickens laying around, it looked like they had no feet anymore, maybe these were the chicken feet we had for lunch??|
|We were invited in this grandfather's home, his daughter was making the beer.|
|Here is the daughter making the Umqombothi in the kitchen, it was not ready yet, so we couldn't taste it... but I don't think any of us cared that much anyway.|
|Something green/yellow was floating in there, that I think did not belong in there...|
Ingredients for Umqombothi:
- 5 kg (about 11 lb.) Malt
- 2.5 kg (5.5 lb.) Mielie Meal
- x2 20g Packets of Brewer’s yeast
- 25 litres of lukewarm water
- Use a big open dish, mix the malt and mielie meal with the lukewarm water.
- Leave the mixture in a cool place overnight or until it tastes sour.
- Boil water in a pot, and pour the mixture into it. Cook for 40 minutes, stirring regularly.
- After cooking it pour the mixture in an open dish and allow to cool down.
- When it has cooled down, add more of the malt to the mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Add the Yeast, mix again and leave overnight.
- You can strain and serve it the following morning.
What a great experience we had that day in Kliptown, see my previous posts about the Shwe Shwe poppies, the children in the Creche at the Feeding Scheme and our spectacular lunch! This was all done in one day.... just a day in our lives here in South Africa!
I am grateful for all these experiences, it enriches our lives so much!
Hope you have a great day as well,