What are Dunkers?
The traditional name for Dunkers is rusks, double-baked bread dough made with buttermilk. The baking method includes a period of drying which preserves the biscuit, making them especially useful when traveling long distances without refrigeration.
Rusks have been part of the South African diet since the late 1690s, mainly as a breakfast meal or snack. On a recent visit to South Africa we rediscovered the texture and flavour that we had enjoyed as children. We purchased some “rusk trays”, brought them home and started experimenting. We chose the name “Dunkers” because these biscuits are perfect for dunking, they are light in texture and perfect for a morning or afternoon tea snack!
Our Range of Dunkers:
Buttermilk – The traditional flavour, South Africans will recognise them immediately. For Kiwis, the nutty bran flavour and texture is very similar to Bran Biscuits.
Granola – We have combined the traditional buttermilk taste with our Granola resulting in a substantial snack food that has a hint of maple syrup flavour.