Boer biscuit, noun phrase

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
Afrikaans
obsolescent
boerebeskuit.
Note:
Unlike beskuit and boerebeskuit, ‘Boer biscuit’ does occur with plural -s.
1882 S. Heckford Lady Trader in Tvl 30The father said a long grace in Dutch, and then the mother helped all to milk and biscuits — the hard bread is called Boer biscuit here.
1882 S. Heckford Lady Trader in Tvl 309Hendrik managed to get some Boer biscuits from this man.
1902 C.R. De Wet Three Yrs War 9The provisions..of meat..or else of sausages and ‘Boer biscuits’. [Note] Small loaves manufactured of flour, with fermented raisins instead of yeast, and twice baked.
1914 W.C. Scully Lodges in Wilderness 25As we did not mean to be luxurious, our commissariat list only included coffee, sugar, salt and ‘Boer-biscuits’ (a kind of coarse but exceedingly palatable rusk).
a1920 O.E.A. Schreiner From Man to Man (1926) 111One morning..Baby-Bertie was kneeling in the pantry, making Boer biscuits.
1929 J.G. Van Alphen Jan Venter 145Hester van Aarder and her mother had baked a huge batch of Boer biscuits.
1944 J. Mockford Here Are S. Africans 101Before Lord Methuen was allowed to go to a British hospital, Mrs de la Rey killed and cooked a fat chicken which she sent to his tent with some Boer biscuits.
1951 S. van H. Tulleken Prac. Cookery Bk 12Boer Biscuit. Make yeast in the morning, using 2 yeast cakes, and doubling ingredients as given for yeast cake sponge or ‘zoet zuurdeeg.’
boerebeskuit.

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