DIY Cooking by SuzelleDIY

DIY Cooking by SuzelleDIY

DIY Cooking!!

Famous for her hilarious do-it-yourself videos, SuzelleDIY has

released her very own cookbook, Recipes. Also available in

Afrikaans, the pages are full of delicious recipes that Suzelle has

gathered and created over the years, from her ouma’s old classics

to her own creative ideas that will get everyone talking at their next

dinner party!

Recipes by SuzelleDIY is a passion project put together by Suzelle

and her team. This project has been a long time in the making and

the Sketchbook team cannot wait to finally share the book with the


Readers will be tantalised with scrumptious desserts, easy dinners,

fun and delicious twists on South African favourites (bobotie balls

anyone?), as well as a few wonderful recipes from special guests

who also wanted their recipes in the book, shame.

This cookbook is for everybody! So pop on your aprons people! It’s

time to use your own creativity and make some delicious kitchen

magic happen. DIY? Because anybody can!

Let’s Cook!!

Couscous Halloumi Patties by SuzelleDIY

A lot of people ask me, “Suzelle, what can I do with all that couscous in my cupboard?” This recipe is really outside

the box and I know you’re going to love it! These make a simple and delicious meal on their own served with a

crunchy side salad – or why not pop one onto a burger bun to make the ultimate veggie burger!

Serves 6–8

Easy peasy



300 g couscous

350 ml vegetable stock

200 g halloumi, sliced, about

6 slices

250 g sweet potato, cooked

2 tsp fresh mint, chopped drizzle of olive oil

1 large free-range egg, beaten sunflower oil for shallow frying


Place the couscous in a bowl and pour over the hot

vegetable stock. Cover with a plate and allow to steam for

at least 10 minutes.

Fry the halloumi in a non-stick pan until it is nicely

browned on both sides. (About 2 minutes per side.) Chop

the halloumi into little cubes.

Fluff up the couscous with a fork and mash up the sweet


Mix the mash together with the haloumi and mint and

season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a small drizzle

of extra virgin olive oil before adding the beaten egg.

Shape the mixture into patty shapes with your hands.

They should be firm.

Heat some sunflower oil on a medium heat in a medium

pan and cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side or

until they are golden brown. Don’t crowd the pan!

I like to serve these in a burger bun with lettuce, Avo,

tzatziki and mazavaroo.