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From the Kitchen

Adine’s African Foodie Favourite ~ A Safari Rusk Recipe #AfricaDay

By 26th May 2021 3 Comments

For Africa Day at Jabulani this year, our team of non-chefs have switched hats with our chefs to create their favourite meals – the dishes that remind them of home here in Africa!

While we are based in the southern tip of the continent, with all of our team members coming from southern Africa, whether South Africa or Zimbabwe, many of the dishes we featured on Africa Day are enjoyed across not only the continent but the world. A few though remain very local and true reminders of home, sweet, tasty home.

Adine started Africa Day off with a recipe for a true bush essential, the best way to start any safari morning, whether in Kenya, Botswana or here with us at Jabulani, South Africa – the rusk!

Adine’s Jabulani Rusks combine self-raising flour, nuts, salt, brown sugar, all bran flakes, cultured buttermilk, eggs, oats and butter, which are mixed together. The mixture is then placed into a baking tray, pushed down neatly with a rusk-cutter placed on top, to create perfect rectangles. Remove the cutter and place in the oven, as Adine advises in the video above, and once baked and crispy, the rusks are ready to be lifted out of the tray and into your pockets for the morning’s first game drive!

This is just one of the tastes of Africa that warm our hearts and spirits in the bush!

“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” ~ Giada De Laurentiis


  • I will be giving this a try, thank you!

  • Brenda McManus says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this Rusk recipe. My husband and I really enjoy twice baked cookies in the a.m. We’ll be trying this one very soon. To start the day with a couple (well, perhaps a few) of the twice baked dipping cookies…is perfect. Thanks so much. Warmest regards from the 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • James E Lindsey says:

    The only thing to make it better would be to add some chopped dried cherries, blueberries or cranberries. It looked so good I could almost smell it here in Florida.

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