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Mynhardt is honouring his tradition of baking his annual ‘Free State Fruitcake’ and just released the first highly anticipated batch! This annual tradition sees Chef Mynhardt partnering with Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts, Moir’s, Sasko and KWV Brandy in support of the Valley of Abundance project, which receives a portion of the fruitcake sales.

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Valley of Abundance

Christian leaders from Business, Welfare, Government and Churches from the Paarl Valley (Wellington to Franschhoek) are uniting to see our valley change into a Valley of Abundance for all. Born from the belief that there is enough in this valley for everyone.

This project is not about money or creating jobs, but rather about being willing to be used by God to heal our land through relationships and mentorships, caring for people, opening up doors for bringing the Gospel of life to people.

10% from each cake purchased will be donated towards Valley of Abundance, where we know it will make a difference in the lives of the people living in the Valley.

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“Baking these cakes every year is a highlight for me,” shares Mynhardt, “for weeks my kitchen at Stasie Street in Paarl smells of spice and is a hive of activity as we line cake tins, chop nuts and dried fruit, mix and bake. It has become synonymous with reflection on the past year, and only my best wishes for 2019 accompanies each cake!”

Mynhardt's Christmas Cake

Mynhardt’s Christmas Cake

Chef Mynhardt, who heavily draws on the memories of his mother and grandmother’s kitchens in the Eastern Free State when cooking, unsurprisingly attributes his winning recipe for his annual fruitcake to this beautiful part of the country too: “Three years ago, my sister baked me the most delicious fruitcake – packaged in an old-fashioned cake tin – and mailed it to me all the way from Bethlehem, Free State. I never thought much of fruitcake before then, but that special shipment changed this, and to this day, I still bake her recipe every year.”

Dedicated to act for change in his community, Mynhardt has committed to donate R30 of each cake sold to the Valley of Abundance, an Initiative which links with 200 NPOs and 2000 businesses with the aim to create 20 000 jobs and have 200 000 people in foundational groups.

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