Make it a Freshpak Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

It’s that time of the year again when we (most of us, anyway) forget about the day that is filled with hearts and pink and red presents. If you’ve run out of time on the gift buying side, why not create a delicious meal for your loved one using Freshpak, which is South Africa’s No.1 rooibos brand. Here are two of our favourite recipes – We think they could hit the spot.

Freshpak rooibos tea recipes

Rose Petal Iced Tea
Serves 8

2 litres boiling water
4 Freshpak Rooibos tea bags
4 tbsp light brown sugar (this can be left out if you prefer)
1 tbsp of rose syrup
1 drop pink food colouring
Fresh rose petals

1. Pour boiling water over the tea bags and leave to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add the sugar and stir to dissolve.

2. Allow tea to cool and then add the rose syrup and the food colouring and stir.

3. To serve, add lots of ice and garnish with fresh rose petals.

Smoked Salmon Trout on a Rooibos infused ‘blini’ with fennel and red onion crème fraiche

For 12 canapés 


For the blini-
50g cake flour
1tsp salt
7ml instant yeast
150 ml milk
1 Freshpak rooibos tea bag
2 egg whites
30 ml olive oil

For the crème fraiche-
60 ml crème fraiche
½ red onion
10g fresh fennel
½ lemon
120g smoked salmon trout
Micro herbs
Maldon salt
Black pepper 

To make the blini’s: 

  1. Place flour and salt into a bowl with the instant yeast. Create a well in the centre of the flour.
  2. Place milk and Freshpak Rooibos into a saucepan over a low heat and warm through. Allow to steep.
  3. Pour the warm milk into the well in the flour, mixing thoroughly to form a thick batter. Set aside in warm area for one hour and allow to prove.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter mixture.
  5. Heat a small amount of the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  6. Add a spoonful of batter and fry for 45-60 seconds, until golden brown underneath, then turn and cook for another 30 seconds. Place on kitchen paper. Repeat this process with the remaining batter. 

To make the crème fraiche´: 

  1. Very finely chop the red onion. Place into a sieve and pour over some boiling water to remove harsh onion flavour. Allow to drain.
  2. Finely chop the fennel. Add to the crème fraiche with the red onion. Mix in well. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. 

To assemble:

Place a dollop of the crème fraiche mixture onto each blini. Top with a piece of smoked salmon trout and garnish with micro herbs.


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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. AndreaM

    Sounds lovely. I need try these recipes.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nancy Katy

    I love the recipe for the smoked salmon. I love rooibos tea, so I can’t wait to try this delicious recipe out.

    5 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    Oooh! I love my rooibos tea, and this sounds delicious!!

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Rose petal ice tea sounds delicious!

    5 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Rooibos is so healthy. Love the idea for the rose petal ice tea! Thank you!

    5 years ago •

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