Today was Mother’s Day in South Africa. Some of my happiest moments were the times spent with my mother in the early morning, sitting and talking about the day ahead while sipping strong coffee and nibbling on bran and buttermilk rusks. It’s not always easy living more than 8 000 kilometres

12 MAY 2013 Today was Mother’s Day in South Africa. Some of my happiest moments were the times spent with my mother in the early morning, sitting and talking about the day ahead while sipping strong coffee and nibbling on bran and buttermilk rusks.

Hierdie resep vir beskuit maak ongeveer 80 stukkies 1,5 kg (9 k) koekmeel 60 ml (4 e) bakpoeier 5 ml (1 t) sout 187 ml (¾ k) suiker 500 ml (2 k) natuurlike jogurt 397 g (1 blik) kondensmelk 125 ml (½ k) water 250 g (½ blok) botter 4 eiers Stel oond op 180 °C. 1. Sif meel, bakpoeier en sout. Roer suiker by. 2. Roer jogurt, kondensmelk en water tot goed gemeng. 3. Smelt botter oor lae hitte en laat eenkant om effens af te koel. 4. Klits eiers en roer by kondensmelkmengsel. Roer afgekoelde…

Hierdie resep vir beskuit maak ongeveer 80 stukkies 1,5 kg (9 k) koekmeel 60 ml (4 e) bakpoeier 5 ml (1 t) sout 187 ml (¾ k) suiker 500 ml (2 k) natuurlike jogurt 397 g (1 blik) kondensmelk 125 ml (½ k) water 250 g (½ blok) botter 4 eiers Stel oond op 180 °C. 1. Sif meel, bakpoeier en sout. Roer suiker by. 2. Roer jogurt, kondensmelk en water tot goed gemeng. 3. Smelt botter oor lae hitte en laat eenkant om effens af te koel. 4. Klits eiers en roer by kondensmelkmengsel. Roer afgekoelde…

Blog Post #7 | Secret Karoo Rusks | The friends we made this for testified of its exceptional goodness… and so do we | Recipe at www.editorinlove.com

Secret Karoo Rusks Baking rusks has always been a wholesome tradition that I wanted to initiate in my house one day. The other day I realized that ‘one day’ has arrived. I have a house [okay… a bachelor’s flat i.

Buttermilk rusks with self raising, as opposed to yeast. I prefer yeast, but this might be much quicker for a busy weeknight...

Buttermilk rusks with self raising, as opposed to yeast. I prefer yeast, but this might be much quicker for a busy weeknight.

I have tested this recipe many times and each time I tweak it a little as it doesn’t feel quite right. I think it is finally all tweaked out and has reached perfection (well in my rusk world)! I think the secret is to pre-roast all your nuts and seeds, it just gives it that extra toasted depth of flavour. You could also add in raisins or dried cranberries. These rusks are super crunchy, light, nutty and leave crumbs all over you, just like a good rusk should!

Crunchy Nutty Wheat Rusks (With Roast Hazelnut, Almond, Sunflower & Linseed)

I have tested this recipe many times and each time I tweak it a little as it doesn’t feel quite right. I think it is finally all tweaked out and has reached perfection (well in my rusk world)! I think the secret is to pre-roast all your nuts and seeds, it just gives it that extra toasted depth of flavour. You could also add in raisins or dried cranberries. These rusks are super crunchy, light, nutty and leave crumbs all over you, just like a good rusk should!

Ma's buttermilk rusks

Ina Paarman& mother& quick and easy signature recipe. She always baked them in her black oven roasting pan and left them to stand until the next day before cutting and drying.

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