BAKERS® biscuits, is a name that brings back fond memories of tasty biscuits that most South Africans can relate to and have grown up with. Along with the biscuits comes the good memories of the delicious desserts made with Bakers Biscuits.
Today we will be sharing "7 of The Most loved South African Baker's Biscuit Recipes". Go on, create a little bit of that Bakers Magic!
1. Baker Marie Biscuit Lemon Cheese Cake Recipe
A timeless no nonsense cheesecake recipe that is made with BAKERS Blue Label® Marie biscuits as its base.
What you will need:
- 1½ x 200 g packets of BAKERS Blue Label® Marie biscuits
- 180 ml melted butter
- 90 ml lemon zest
- 2 x 250g creamed cottage cheese
- 2 x 385g cans condensed milk
- 125 ml lemon juice
- 200ml sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 150C.
- Place the BAKERS Blue Label® Marie biscuits in a processor and process to fine crumbs.
- Add the melted butter and half of the lemon zest and pulse until combined. Push the mixture into the bottom and sides of a greased 32 cm loose-bottomed flan ring.
- Whisk together the creamed cottage cheese, condensed milk and lemon juice and pour into the crust.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool in the flan ring.
- Meanwhile, heat the sugar over medium heat until melted and golden brown. Add the remaining lemon zest and immediately remove from heat.
- Using a small whisk or a fork, swirl or drizzle thin strands of the sugar mixture over the top of the cheesecake.
- Allow the sugar topping to cool completely and harden before removing the cake from the flan ring.
2. Bakers Tennis Biscuit LEMON CREAM PIE Recipe
Tantalise your taste buds with this zesty easy to make Lemon Cream Pie that will leave your mouth watering for more! Using BAKERS Tennis® Lemon flavoured biscuits you will be serving up a slice of lemon flavoured sunshine for your loved ones.
What you need
- 200 g Tennis® Lemon Flavour Biscuits
- 100 g butter, melted
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tins Condensed Milk
- 150ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup / 250 ml whipping cream, to serve
- Toasted coconut flakes to serve (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Break the Bakers Tennis® Lemon flavour biscuits into crumbs by hand or by using a food processor and mix in the melted butter until well combined.
- Spray a 26cm – 28cm pie dish with cooking spray and line it with the crumb mix and press evenly to create a base and sides. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Beat the egg yolks, condensed milk, lemon juice and salt until light and fluffy, about 4 – 5 minutes.
- Pour the mix into the pie base and bake for 15 minutes.
- Allow the pie to cool before setting it in the fridge to cool completely (at least 2 hours).
- Serve the pie with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.
3. BAKERS Eet-Sum-Mor® Fudge Squares
Source: BAKERS Eet-Sum-Mor® Fudge Recipe
Quick and easy BAKERS Eet-Sum-Mor® fudge squares. These scrumptious treats are simple yet delicious, and guaranteed to please the tastebuds of all ages.
What you need:
- 1 x 200g packet of BAKERS Eet-Sum-Mor® biscuits
- 250g butter
- 5ml vanilla essence
- 500g icing sugar
- 5ml coffee granules
- 45ml cocoa powder
- 1 beaten egg
- icing sugar (extra)
- Place the BAKERS Eet-Sum-Mor® biscuits on a board.
- Break or cut into coarse crumbs, leaving a few chunky pieces.
- Melt the butter and add the vanilla essence, icing sugar, coffee, cocoa powder, egg and mix well.
- Mix the biscuits into the butter mixture and pour into a 20cm square, greased baking dish.
- Dust liberally with the extra icing sugar. Chill in the fridge then cut into small squares
4.BAKERS Romany Creams® Chocolate Praline Truffles
For that extra special occasion Chocolate Praline Truffles make a decadent and delicious treat. Spoil yourself or your loved one with these quick and easy truffles using BAKERS Romany Creams® biscuits.
What you will need:
- 2 x 200g packets of BAKERS Romany Creams® biscuits
- 100g melted milk chocolate
- 65ml melted butter
- 65ml golden syrup
- 200g melted dark chocolate
- 200g slab peanut brittle, chopped
- Place the BAKERS Romany Creams® biscuits in a processor and process into fine crumbs. Add the melted milk chocolate, butter and golden syrup and pulse briefly to combine.
- Using your fingers, press into small balls. Place them on a tray and chill in the fridge until firm.
- Finally, using a skewer or toothpick, dip the truffles into the melted dark chocolate and then into the chopped peanut brittle.
- Remove toothpick or skewer when done. Allow to cool on a baking tray.
5.Bakers Nutticrust Citrus Triangles
These Citrus Triangles are the perfect summer indulgence using BAKERS Nuttikrust® biscuits. These zesty delights are easy to make and just as easy to eat.
What You Need:
- 250ml BAKERS Nuttikrust® biscuits, made into fine crumbs
- 250ml powdered milk
- 250ml sugar
- 125ml walnuts, chopped
- 10ml vanilla essence
- 250ml desiccated coconut
- 200ml mixed citrus peel
- 250 ml melted butter
- 250ml sifted icing sugar
- 50ml warm water
- 45ml orange zest
- 45ml lemon zest
- Place the BAKERS Nuttikrust® biscuit crumbs in a large mixing bowl and add the powdered milk, sugar, walnuts, vanilla essence, coconut, mixed citrus peel and melted butter. Mix well then press the mixture into a 20 x 30 cm pie dish.
- Mix the icing sugar with sufficient warm water to form a smooth paste.
- Stir in the zest and spread over the top. Place in the fridge to chill before cutting into triangles.
6.Bakers Tennis Biscuits Minty Caramel Treat
This recipe uses BAKERS Tennis® biscuits, dollops of fresh cream, sticky caramel and crunchy peppermint crisp. So easy to make and eat!
What You Need:
- 2 x 360 g cans caramel treat
- 65 ml lemon juice
- 250 ml fresh cream, stiffly beaten
- 18 BAKERS Tennis® biscuits
- 2 x 50 g peppermint crisp chocolate bars, chopped
- Whisk together the caramel and lemon juice. Fold in the fresh cream and set aside. Spray a 20 cm square dish with non-stick spray and place a layer of BAKERS Tennis® biscuits.
- Spoon half of the caramel mixture over the biscuits and sprinkle with half of the peppermint crisp, followed by a second layer of BAKERS Tennis® biscuits.
- Repeat another layer of caramel, ending with a final layer of peppermint crisp. Place in the fridge to set before serving.
7.Bakers Salticrax Smoked Chicken Quiche
Give your family a lunch or dinner treat with this Smoked Chicken Quiche.
What You Need:
- 1 x 200g packet of BAKERS Salticrax® crackers, crushed
- 90ml melted butter
- 30g butter or margarine
- 2 large leeks, thinly sliced
- 250g cream cheese
- 250ml sour cream
- 5 XL eggs
- 2 x smoked chicken breasts, roughly chopped (approx. 300 g)
- 250ml grated cheddar cheese
- 5ml oregano
- 50ml chopped parsley
- salt and pepper
- garnish – extra chopped parsley
- Pre-heat oven at 160⁰C.
- Combine cracker crumbs and butter and press into a greased 23mm spring form pan and chill.
- Melt butter and sauté leeks until soft and cool.
- Beat cream cheese, sour cream and eggs together.
- Add leeks and all remaining ingredients.
- Pour mixture into prepared biscuit base and bake for 50-60 minutes or until set.
- Serve warm or cold with a green salad.
A Brief History of Bakers Biscuits
1975 The First Biscuits
The original biscuits were known as "Ship Biscuits" or commonly know as "hard tack". They were 5 inches in diameter and about a half an inch thick. These biscuits were used as rations for the British Navel men, who would go to sea for long periods of time.
1851 Baumanns Biscuits
Johann Friedriech Baumann establishes Baumann & Co in Durban and within 3 months of being in Durban village he opened up his first bread baker and grocery store. Interesting fact was that he published his first advertisement on the first issue of the Natal Mercury on Thursday, November 25, 1852.
1895 First Bakers Machine Installed In South Africa
The first machine to make fancy biscuits was installed. This machine would cut out the biscuits and automatically place them on the pans to be placed in the ovens by hand.
Bakers Limited imports the first fancy biscuit machine to South Africa. The first versions of the iconic Blue Label® Marie biscuit begin to appear; 1911 sees the introduction of the Tennis® biscuit.
1915 Baumans to Bakers Limited
The sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans in World War I in 1915 resulted in rioting in Durban. All businesses that had German names were burnt to the ground including Baumanns Biscuits. The following excerpt is out of the Memoirs of Albert Baumann"
“During the May 1915 riots, when L Baumann & Company was burned down, a Mr S Welsford telephoned Mr Albert Baumann, offering to come on the Board of the new company. He suggested that it be called ‘Bakers Ltd’ because when a woman wants to buy a loaf of bread she automatically thinks of a baker and this is the first word that arises in her mind. The name could therefore be easily remembered and so easily called to mind."
1923 The 'Little Man' Trademark
How the Bakers "Little Man" trademark came about?
"Mr Albert Baumann told me the origin of this trademark. He said he had noted that Lever Brothers sold a soap, which was called “Monkey Brand”. The brand mark of a monkey’s face appeared on the packet and could easily be remembered and identified the product.
He felt that he wanted to evolve a brand picture as well. He approached a printer suggesting that they should use a little, fat grocer man holding a tin of biscuits. His basic idea was to have an easily recognizable identity similar to the way Lever Brothers had established an identity."
The grocer man in the old days, would wear an apron, with rolled up sleeves and with a pencil held behind his ear, ready to serve his customers who approached the counter. This symbol would become a symbol of quality and service.
1935 Provita makes a star appearance
JML Baumann , been the largest producer of bread in Durban (owning about 56% of the trade), decided to try something new. He wanted to make an above average brown bread loaf and charging an extra penny per loaf. His son William Baumann, came up with the name of this new loaf and called it Provita, "Pro" - For and "Vita" - Life. It proved to be very successful and outsold the normal brown bread.
1990 Iconic Bakers Man Comes Alive
Iconic Baker Man ad “Bakersman can” jingle finds its way into the hearts of South African consumers.
2015 Good Morning Breakfast Biscuits
BAKERS® launches into the Breakfast category with BAKERS® Good Morning Breakfast biscuits
List Of the Most Popular Bakers Biscuits
- Blue Label® Marie
- Red Label® Lemon Creams
- Romany Creams®
- Strawberry Whirls®
- Iced Zoo®
- BAKERS Nuttikrust®
- Choice Assorted® packed with all your favourites for Christmas
List of Bakers Biscuits Savoury
- Cream Crackers
- Mini Cheddars®