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Special African Rusks

Fresh Backed Special African Rusks

Here we have wide variety of Africal Style Rusk widely also known as Biscotti. The rusk (know as Beskuit in Afrikaans) dates back to early South African settlers. Today there are many varieties including sweet and healthy options. Nice to enjoy with hot cup of coffe or tea.

Rusks is the anglicized term for beskuit and is a traditional Afrikaner breakfast meal or snack. They have been dried in South Africa since the late 1690s as a way of preserving bread, especially when travelling long distances without refrigeration. Their use continued through the Great Trek  and theBoer wars through to the modern day. Rusks are typically dunked in coffee or tea before being eaten.

Rusks are essentially double-baked bread dough. Round balls of dough are closely packed in pans and baked like bread, after which long chunks are cut or broken off and slowly rebaked to a dry consistency.

Contains

  • Flour (wheat flour can be used for a rougher rusk) 
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla essence

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Recipe for “Braaibroodjie” Wheels

Ingredients

  • Set the oven on 180°C
  • 1 readymade “vetkoek” dough
  • bacon cheese spread
  • 1 x 410g Miami Tomato & Black Olive Relish
  • Bits of bacon fried
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Feta cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar 

Procedure/Methods

Roll the dough until about 1,5cm thick.
Spread cheese spread the Miami Tomato & Black Olive Relish (thick layers) over the rolled out dough.
Sprinkle with bacon, garlic, sugar and add salt & pepper to taste.
Press the mixture firmly and then roll it into a “Swiss roll”.
Cut the roll into wheels / slices and arrange on a baking tray
Sprinkle with feta & cheddar cheese.
Let it rest and allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes.
Then place in the oven to bake for approximately 30 minutes.

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Recipe for Meatballs & Curried Onions

Ingredients

  • 500g mince
  • 1 packet brown onion  soup
  • 2 eggs
  • Other or any seasoning to taste
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 bottle MIAMI Curried Onions
  • Bamboo skewers

Procedure/Method

Mix all the ingredients together and roll meatballs¸ place an onion on the skewer and stick into the meatball.  Bake for 30 minutes at 180°C.  Remove from oven and pour the rest of the curry sauce over so that the sauce can soak into the meatballs, serve hot or cold.

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The special thing about Külbs-Wood

The symbolic camel thorn tree

Vachellia Erioloba grows as a large tree, especially in the drier landscapes and is very weather-resistant. Heat and frost do not affect the tree. The camel thorn tree can reach the groundwater through its deep roots and thus survive in the desert. It offers all living beings a shady place to rest on the sunny and hot expanses. The extensive treetops are often covered with huge nests, which are inhabited by entire colonies of the settler weaver. In the very dry regions in which the camel thorn tree occurs, it is often the only tree-shaped component and thus shapes the landscape.

Fascinating firewood

Anyone who has ever sat around a fire with camel thorn  wood  (Vachellia erioloba) will appreciate its advantages, the smell and the attraction of the long-burning wood. It is not without reason that the fire in the braai (grill) in Namibia is also called Kalahari TV, because the play of flames in the wood triggers its own fascination. The slow-growing hardwood becomes particularly hot, burns for a long time and only forms a small amount of ash. So perfect for a BBQ with friends in Namibian flair, or a cozy fireplace evening at home.

It’s a win-win situation 

The charcoal production in Namibia is very important for the country and its economy and has also gone through a great development. The industry is now respected worldwide . Established rules serve, for example, to counteract bush fires, which can easily ignite in dry periods.

The board of the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA) is proud to occupy 5th place globally in its industry, because the production of charcoal not only brings benefits for consumers. While our customers’ first thoughts often revolve around deforestation, the environment and sustainability,  the Namibian landscape actually benefits  from the processing of the wood. In addition to the associated jobs, it promotes the reclamation of lush pastureland, which has become unusable due to the heavy bush cover.

The overgrown areas affect at least 30% of the country, which corresponds to about 270,000 square kilometers. Ecological and economic damage is the result, as well as the biological diversity and natural habitats of animals and plants are lost. The Omuriro grill and fireplace lighters, which are perfect for lighting our camel thorn, are made from waste products from charcoal production.

Guaranteed sustainable

The Omuriro grill and fireplace lighter, for example, is made from precisely these pest bushes. Every purchase therefore supports the recovery of valuable, original savannah land.

Our camel thorn firewood is made exclusively from  dead  wood, so we do not cut down any trees.

Sustainability means a lot to us and determines our life in Namibia. Working with foresight and dealing well with other farmers is a prerequisite for survival here. We attach great importance to fair wages for the wood suppliers and also pay attention to fair trading conditions. Through constant personal contact, we can ensure that everyone involved is treated fairly.