Aniseed rusks

Aniseed rusks: Tasty South African bites. Image: Marele van Zyl.

Aniseed rusks – A delicious South African tradition

Grab your apron and baking gear and let’s start baking.

Aniseed rusks

Aniseed rusks: Tasty South African bites. Image: Marele van Zyl.

Aniseed rusks are a firm favourite among South Africans. Also known as “mosbolletjiebeskuit” these rusks are so tempting. You will find yourself dipping one rusk after the other in your tea of coffee.

Rusks are entrenched in our South African culture. It is basically a sweet bread-dough, formed into little balls and baked in a loaf tin. Next, separate the rusks and dry them out overnight in a low oven. These crisp, sweet aniseed rusks are absolutely delicious. They are perfect as a quick breakfast or with a mid-morning or afternoon tea.  

Rusks come in many variations. Many of us have a recipe passed down the family from granny to mom and now you. This batch is a classic aniseed rusk but if you are not a fan of aniseed, you can simply leave the aniseed out.

So, grab your apron and baking gear and let’s start baking. Let us know if you have tried our delicious, classic aniseed rusks recipe.

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