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The Autumn Internationals are happening this month and we’re loving the action so far. The England V South Africa game was especially tense in our house as I support England while my wife, being South African, of course supports South Africa. The physical demands on Rugby players during a game are huge. After a game you’ll find many of them snacking on high protein foods to replenish their energy levels and repair muscles. Biltong makes a perfect post game snack because it is naturally very high in protein. It’s also portable and durable so an easy thing to throw into...

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At Ben’s I try and source different types of meat to create and offer more unusual biltong, (Or for Africa, more traditional biltong!).  In the past I have created ostrich biltong, kangaroo biltong and water buffalo biltong. I recently found a local game supplier who can regularly supply me with venison and are very excited to be working on turning my first batch into delicious venison biltong. It has been a while since I last broke down a venison carcass so I thought it would be interesting to show you the process I go through to turn the venison meat...

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You love biltong! It’s your favourite snack! But did you know that you can also use it in cooking? There are lots of recipes on the internet but here are a few of our favourites.     Biltong Muffins 120g whole-wheat flour (250ml) 120g cake flour/ plain flour (250ml) 200g biltong – finely chopped (500ml) 50g cheddar cheese (125ml) 30ml baking powder 3 eggs 200ml milk 100ml cooking oil 5ml salt 15ml lemon juice Combine all the ingredients and mix lightly. Spoon into greased muffin tin and bake at 220c for 11 minutes. Leave to col slightly before removing and...

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We’re always looking for different ways of using our biltong and our latest creation is certainly that! We’ve been busy crafting 3 delicious trail mixes to tempt your taste buds. So, what’s a trail mix? A trail mix is usually a mixture of seeds, nuts, dried fruits and sometimes chocolate, eaten as a snack by hikers.  Our trail mixes include all of these things but also our delicious biltong, another favourite snack of hikers. There’s much debate about the history of trail mixes. Many believe it was invented by two Californian surfers in 1968 who mixed peanuts and raisins, however...

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