“‘n Tradisionele Nederlandse heerlikheid.” (Afrikaans)
This special treat comes from the Netherlands but is also famous in the Cape region of South Africa, especially among older people. Those that grew up with this delicious treat in their youth, will remember it well.
Preparation Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Making Boeremeisies was a way of preserving food. These days, it is just something nice to eat and it could (as an added bonus) make your pantry look very good. 🙂
Boeremeisies are served as a dessert with whipped cream, pancakes, vanilla ice cream, or even fruit salad. Or just sit back and enjoy it with a cup of coffee after dinner, all on its own.
Boeremeisies / Boerenmeisjes are made of apricots that are preserved in brandy. The name means “farmer girls” in Dutch.
Boerejongens / Boerenjongens are made of raisins that are preserved in brandy. The name means “farmer boys” in Dutch. (Sometimes also preserved in whiskey or vodka). Traditionally made from Hanepoot grapes.
Boeremeisies is gedroogde of ryp appelkose wat ingelê word in brandewyn . Dit word gebruik as likeur of as nagereg saam met room, wafels, pannekoek, roomys of vrugteslaai.
Boerejongens is rosyntjies wat ingemaak word in brandewyn. Dit word met baie ryp maar ferm hanepootdruiwe gemaak en staan ook bekend as Kaapsche Jongens of Boerklonge.