RECIPE | Essies: loved by many but made by few

Baking the sweet delicacy has become a form of art

The aromas of ground cinnamon, ginger, naartjie skil (peel), cloves and cardamom fill the homes where essies are prepared during the days leading up to Eid.

This spicy sweet cookie, which is synonymous with Labarang (as Eid is typically known among Cape Malay Muslims in SA), is loved by many but made by few...

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