Ouma Buttermilk Rusks
Baked on the original farm since 1939.
The Ouma legend lives on.
The story of Ouma rusk started more than sixty years ago in the small North eastern Cape town of Molteno. Te great depression spurred Ouma Greyvensteyn and her friends to put their heads together to find ways of helping their church mission. Each woman invested half a crown and set out to grow their investment. Ouma Greyvensteyn used her half a crown to bake a batch of rusks, using her trusted family recipe and selling them to farming families in the community. Orders soon started pouring in. Today, Ouma Greyvensteyn is still South Africa's most famous baker. The Ouma bakery is still baking rusks on the farm Friedenheim, on the outskirts of Molteno. No less than 100 full time staff work around the clock in sifts, ensuring that South Africans will always be able to 'Dip'n Ouma'.