Crispy flat bread with cheese filling for Chilli tasting

Crispy flat bread with cheese filling for Chilli tasting



1/1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 brown bread flour
Two table spoons of oil
One cup of water
One teaspoon salt
One teaspoon baking powder


Kneed the dough into a ball
Let it stand for thirty minutes
Cut dough into eight equal pieces
Roll them out paper thin
Fold the left side to the middle
Fold the right side to the middle
Top with some cheese
Close parcel into square by folding top down to middle and bottom up to middle
Press closed on sides (You now have a perfect square)
Heat up some oil on frying pan and fry for 20 seconds each side .


Of Mustard, Chilli, and Salt and Pepper Grinders

Did you know we supply condiments to restaurants?
Yes that’s right, if it’s a nice mustard, a good Chili, salt and pepper grinders and of course salad dressing...
We can do it for you, breakfast jams and anything made on request; personalized labeling available, we deal with many steakhouses, restaurants and supermarkets ...

Call us today with your idea and we can help you from the ground into the bottle right to your table ....


Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s travels is probably one of my favorite movies or books; when I was a young child I was mesmerized how they could keep such a big man down ..
Of late it has become Katy’s travels and I have enjoyed every single trip, smelling food and ingredients overseas and bringing back seeds ... sometimes I didn’t know whether I was allowed, and I just popped them into my handbag, but border control always let me through ...

We have so many variety of chillies and I probably have not even touched most of them , however I have come across some pretty hot ones ...
The Chillie choice for Hekpoort Heksie is different with every product and right now we are developing a piccalilli but have changed the name slightly to figalilly ... slight touch of Chillie figs mustard and crispy veg will be amazing to add to your cheese platter ...

I sometimes feel like I am running out of time as ideas run into new ideas and the years seem to go faster however don’t you just love the new name !? Figalilly !!
I dreamt about this name !!
Now we are sourcing the best chillies and figs and organic veggies in order to make this product perfect ... so watch this space


Heksies Home Brewed Ginger-beer

Heksies Home Brewed Ginger-beer

Heksies Hideaway now brews our own ginger-beer and it is never enough.
"Every client normally has a ginger-beer" Katy mentions, "It’s a nice big bottle and is also for sale to take home."
It seems this ginger-beer is a very favorite to many ...
And it goes especially well with the Chillie tasting.

For those that don’t enjoy ginger-beer we also brew our own home made lemonade which is also available to take home.

Book now or simply pop in to purchase a few bottles of our home brewed ginger-beer



The History of Magaliesberg

Magaliesberg was proclaimed a world heritage site in 1999 and is a mountain range and town in the North West Province of South Africa. Historically it was called Macalisberg or the Cashan Mountains. Magaliesberg is the epitome of South African culture with a mix of diverse people. Home to some of the most beautiful scenery, valleys, rivers and woodland areas.

In that 1800’s the town was named after the chief Mogal, Mogal means ‘clever Person’ but it can also mean a Tswana soldier .Mzilikasi, a trusted commander of King Shaka was sent to conquer the sotho tribes of this region. Mzilikasi then formed his own nation known as the Matabele. Msilikasi then settled in the region and attacked the Voortrekkers. They in turn counter attacked together with the Sotho-Tswane Chiefdoms and worked together to claim the land and held friendly relations over the years and kept peace.

The land was sought after as it was rich agricultural land and still is today. It is also home to the Magaliesberg biosphere reserve. Situated between the cities of Pretoria and Rustenburg. It lies between the Glassland Plateau and the Sub Saharan Savannah. The Cradle of Mankind heritage site is situated there as well. This area used to be home to many wild animals. Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffe, Wild Cats and Buck would run freely. It is home to a wide variety of bird species. Now they are cared for in game reserves that preserve the wildlife and the land.

Finally, Magaliesberg is a wonderful tourist attraction. Numerous Bed and Breakfasts , Self Catering, Private Game Lodges and other holiday accommodation is available. Things like Hot air balloon rides,game drives, cheese making or hiking is available to do!You can even visit one of the oldest gold mines in South Africa. It is a beautiful place and worth a visit!.



Heksies Red Chilli Steak Rub

Summer calls for hot flames!! 🔥 🌶

Hekpoort Heksie’s “Sundried Red Chilli” is a definite condiment you all need at your braai this summer!
Use Heksie’s famous steak rub recipe below to spice up your next braai gathering!

Hekpoort Heksies Braai rub recipe:

•Coarse salt
•Sundried Chilli
•Coriander seeds
•Olive oil
•Lemon juice
•Fresh twig of Rosemary

Blend together and massage into your juicy piece of steak and Braai. Chilli never tastes this good 👌🏻

Hekpoort Heksies chilli products are available now at Norwood Spar and other leading retailers near you.

For more on our other available products, please check out our website and on-line store


Cast Iron Cooking

Cast Iron Cooking

In South Africa, the traditional ‘Poitjie’ has become very popular. What is it about a poitjie that we love so much?
It has a lot to do with simplicity. Everything is thrown into the pot and left to cook

on a slow hot fire! It also has something to do with the cast iron pot that is used.

Why use Cast Iron pots?

Cast iron pots are durable, they are built to last.Food does not stick to them. In fact they are so easy to cook with.They also retain heat very well. They are not difficult to maintain but yes, you do have to look after them. It’s simple, wash and dry them straight away so that they do not rust and oil them.
There are plenty of videos on google to show you how to care for your cast iron pots .

What can you cook?

Beef and Balsamic potjie

Beef and Balsamic potjie

You can cook just about anything in cast iron.

My husband loves his cast iron pots and has an entire shelf filled with them.He has made, sour dough bread in them and even a birthday cake! He has been cooking most of his life.
If you are just a beginner, start off with a cast iron skillet and fry some eggs and you will see you cant go wrong. Next try a basic frittata recipe or some pork chops. Then you can graduate to making stews over the fire or you can even use your cast iron post in the oven.
They come in many shapes and sizes. We are going to a friends 50th this Saturday and my husband is going to do a simple roast chicken and vegetables in his pot on the fire. He just throws everything in the pot. Its that simple.

Finally if you haven't tried out cast iron cooking yet, then give it a bash! There are plenty of easy
recipes on-line.
Try it, you will fall in love with it!