Bhuki Boys Bake

by Jac Dowling

Having started this piece, I realised that you had an eyeful of our Bhuki boys earlier this year, but I shall plough on regardless and turn to plan b5.

Yesterday was one of the few 5th Fridays of the year, so we assembled a Boys team to run Bhuki and sell as many things to eat and drink as possible.   And they did – R1 010s worth which very nearly beat therecord of R1 020 last week.   This time we had a retired lawyer, one professor (ret) and one recently retired very special guy who made me pots and pots of Rooibos to help with the amount of chat required when selling tea tickets.   And – their mates came along to support them and ‘spot maar ‘n bietjie’.  Which was great but – the greatest was that we had ten littlies come in with mums and grans.   They raced into the children’s section, chose books, washed their hands and sat down to chocolate cake and other goodies.   So, it’s not just an Outoppies happening.   Thankfully.



And – the Hermanus Times has given us a monthly bi-lingual column Bhuki Hoeki. I  write 100 bi words and Hettie does the 100 lingual ones, so it’s all go at the moment, and we can let everyone know what’s happening.   And – (repetition jac) the Lions Operation Brightsight specs collection is gaining impetus; to date we’ve delivered 4 bags to Specsavers who sort them and deliver to Lions.

Aleksa D



So, having eaten absolutely everything on offer, including my rather soggy sausage rolls, I thought, for a change, I’d pass on a really favourite Bhuki recipe for you to try.   It’s seriously easy or I wouldn’t attempt it.

Jenny’s Savoury Tart

2 chopped tomatoes
1 large chopped onion
1 cup grated cheese
200ml flour
10ml baking powder
1pkt bacon (+-200g)
20ml milk
2 beaten eggs
120ml oil
Can also add anything else – peppers, whatever.

Gently fry  onion etc
Beat eggs and mix everything together
Add salt and pepper (I used cayenne – prudently)
Bake 180 +- 30 mins.

And that dear readers and scribes, is about it from a somewhat unimaginative me.   I’d planned a response to Penny’s Exmoor idyll, but need to read more of Lorna Doone first.   Perhaps she’s like to take a savoury tart on the flight home – better than what she was handed in Dubai!


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4 thoughts on “Bhuki Boys Bake

  1. Lovely, Jac and thanks for the recipe, sounds delicious. So one question: Does Bhuki Hoeki rhyme?

  2. jac says:

    Yes it does – very clever and no, I didn’t dream it up! the recipe works well and is very popular when it appears on a Friday.

  3. Sounds delicious Jac – well done. Maybe I should drop off the recipe with one of the less cloned restaurants at Dubai.

  4. jac says:

    WHAT a good idea Penny!! I’ll pass on the message to Jenny, she’ll be right chuffed. hope your hol in the moor is warm and sunny.

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