Ask South Africans what their favorite road trip ‘grub’ is, and they’ll probably rave about biltong (jerky) and rusks.
A rusk is a large, dried biscuit excellent for dunking in hot drinks, and rusks are a well-loved South African food. In fact, the old Boer commandos of the South African War from 1899-1902 (formerly the Anglo Boer War) traveled with biltong, rusks and coffee grounds in their saddle bags as they traversed the country on horseback.
Rusks are double-baked biscuits that taste delicious when dunked in coffee or Rooibos Tea with Sweetened Condensed Milk in it. And Ouma Rusks are legendary, in fact they have so much history that they have become part of South Africa’s culinary heritage.