Ystervarkies are small cubes of cake that are dipped in chocolate sauce and then rolled in coconut, to resemble hedgehogs. (“Yservarkie” is Afrikaans for “hedgehog”.) South African lamingtons are much smaller than the Australian and New Zealand versions, usually measuring only 3 or 4 cm square.
My grandmother betty’s crunchie recipe: its a legend
Crunchies! A southafrican recipe that I learned how to make from my own sweet mother-in-law. I didn't realize that it's as common in South Africa as a chocolate chip cookie is in the States! These are so good! I promise. Stavroula.