Hertzoggies- a very traditional South-African biscuit.
My fondest memories of hertzoggies were when my mother used to make these biscuits for us every December school holiday to take with on our usual yearly vacation to L'Agulhas, Struisbaai.
So mom, this recipe on my blog I dedicate to you! For looking so well after our stomach while on holiday!!
She used to make 3 types of biscuits, enough for our family of 5 to enjoy as a nibble. Oh how I am taken back in time with this memory! My mother used to make squares as a quicker way- as a chef I prefer the round ones made in the kolwyntjie panne!
It all depends how much time you have on hand.
If you are not familiar with Hertzoggies - please feel free to read more about the history of it.
This lovely biscuit I used to make for the Gedenkschool Trustee Afrikaans men while working at Augusta Kleinbosch Guest Farm. It was always lovely to make them some true Afrikaans food- sometimes I made some other foods as well. It is also with sadness that I must recall that some of them are no longer with us anymore, even a more special way to think of them for the lovely persons they have been. And Augusta Kleinbosch have not yet been rebuilt after the fire of January, 2017.
I keep referring to Augusta Kleinbosch in my blog- and it is with great pleasure that I can admit I had my best chef years there. I have been in search to find a special place to work at, since then, and also a lovely team too like I used to have over there- but nowhere to be found. I guess it only happens once in a lifetime....
Serves: 12 Prep time: 45 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Ready in: 65 Minutes
Nutrition: Calories 66 Carbs: 8g Protein: 1g Fat: 3g