Marie Biscuit Fudge

Marie Biscuit Fudge

If you grew up in South Africa chances are you have eaten Marie Biscuit fudge.  It evokes sentimental memories of childhood treats.  The recipe is simple and easy to make with children.  Cocoa, butter, icing sugar, and Marie Biscuits.  The ingredients list calls for raw eggs, but this can be replaced with a dash of water.   For those who cannot find Marie Biscuits, a simple substitute is thin butter biscuits.  However, you can substitute the Marie Biscuits with coconut, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips – just about anything that…

Buttermilk Rusks

Buttermilk Rusks

Ever since I was a child I loved home-made buttermilk rusks.  South African’s just love to dip one into their tea or coffee – many times with a spoon ready to scoop up the piece that will inevitably fall into the cup. If you haven’t come across them yet, consider them the more generous, Tannie Evita version of Italian Biscotti.  My mother bakes them religiously to this day and even though I prefer hers, it’s really easy and fun to make a batch. It’s a relatively quick process, excluding the…