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Biscotti Rusks Buttermilk on a white plate with a steaming cup of coffee

Buttermilk Biscotti Rusks

There is nothing better than Buttermilk Biscotti Rusks to dunk in your coffee at breakfast in the morning. What is a Rusk? A rusk is a hard, dry biscuit or a twice-baked bread. It is sometimes used as a teether for babies. In some cultures, rusk is made of cake, rather than bread: this is … Read more

Two loaves of buttermilk rusks on a cooling rack

Buttermilk Yeast Rusks

You need to try these South African Buttermilk Yeast Rusks recipe What is Rusks? A rusk is a hard, dry biscuit or a twice-baked bread. It is sometimes used as a teether for babies. In some cultures, rusk is made of cake, rather than bread: this is sometimes referred to as cake rusk. In the UK, the name also refers to a wheat-based food additive. More … Read more

3 bowls of koesisters

Sour Milk Koeksisters

Have you made Sour Milk Koeksisters before? I have assisted with baking regular koeksisters back in South Africa for big events, then we made up to 144 dozen or sometimes more.  We worked in teams as it took us two days from starting, preparing the dough, and syrup and setting up.  The second day we worked in sets of two to four people that manned a station. We had lots of fun and enjoyed it tremendously, but thinking of doing this again, I must admit that it’s extremely hard work but as we did it for charity or Church fundraising, it’s a labor of love.  

Sour Milk Koeksisters, a typical South African sticky sweet delicacy. 

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