Rusks is also an very old tradition. It was also found by the Afrikaners who took dried bread or left over sheet cake and dunk it in their coffee or tea. We usually have our first cup of coffee with a rusk and it is a good kick start to the morning. Kids snack on them through the day.
Olga has been working for me for a few years, she just has the special touch for mixing the butter and flour (you have to rub it in, it must feel like really fine crumbs).
Buttermilk Rusk recipe
NS: you can replace 500g of the flour with 500 g of bran/ seeds, nuts to make a healthier rusk.
Farm Style bread
This is really a very easy recipe. NO KNEEDING REQUIRED!!
Mienke loves baking!
Our second eldest daughter, Mienke (11yrs) absolutely loves baking. She is always helping mom in the kitchen and looking after everyone's sweet tooth!
Camping day out in the field. Making Roosterkoek and Smores!
Recipe for Roosterkoek400ml lukewarm water
1 x 10g dry yeast
700g (5x 250ml) white bread flour or cake flour
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour wet ingredients in.
Kneed till a firm dough. Let it rise till double its size.
Make litte round balls and let it rise again.
Bake it on your rooster over hot coals until it makes a hollow sound
when you knock on it with your knuckle. It will also be nicely golden brown.
Enjoy with butter, syrup/honey and cheese.
The best part is licking the dripping syrup and butter from your fingers!
Quick Cheese muffins
1 finely chopped onion
250 ml chopped biltong
1 liter of Beef stock
250 ml cream
1cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tbs corn flower, mixed with 60ml milk
salt, pepper and cumin to taste.
Fry the onion in a bit of oil.
Add the stock and the cream.
Thicken it with the cornflour.
Add the biltong, herbs and spices.
Garnish with extra biltong and feta cheese.