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.

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. It’s not always easy living more than 8 000 kilometres away from home on special days like these, but luckily there are small things that can make it easier to bear, such as Skype and baking a batch of rusks. You don’t need impressive bakin...

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.

When I was still at school, my Mother baked for the local "tuisnywerheid" (home industry bakery) for many years. She supplied them with a range of buttermilk rusks, but her absolute hero product was magnificent "mosbolletjies". The best way to describe mosbolletjies is that it's a sweet brioche, traditionally made with fermented grape juice.

Traditional Mosbolletjies

The best way to describe mosbolletjies is that it's a sweet brioche, traditionally made with fermented grape juice.

Ina Paarman's Ma Nellie's buttermilk rusks - winner recipe (baking them now for 2nd time this winter)

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.

‘I love these in the morning on the deck with a cup of coffee,’ Bob Skinstad – Sports Broadcaster and former International Rugby captain.

Health rusks

This yummy healthy rusk recipe will have you smiling with a warm cup of tea and some delicious rusks to dunk

Flickin’ Kitchen: South African Rusks | The Flick

Not a cake, not a cookie, but my favourite - South African Rusks (Sliced) Recipe. Great recipe, very forgiving. I bake at for 50 min, then at for 5 hours


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