If you’ve ever visited SF’s Tartine Bakery, you know Elisabeth Prueitt is a pastry genius.
If you haven’t, fear not: We have our own baker extraordinaire right here in Chicago.
Her name? Elizabeth Prewitt. Her company, Good Hope Rusks, launches Sunday at Dose Market.
First things first: A rusk is a biscuit-like snack that hails from South Africa. They’re best dunked in coffee at breakfast; crumbled on yogurt, ice cream, or oatmeal; or nibbled midday (they’re low in sugar and made with 100 percent whole grains).
Exceptionally balanced flavors include cardamom coffee, triple sesame, and anise cacao nib. They’re more savory than sweet and last eons on your shelf (they freeze beautifully, too).
Corn-pumpkin seed rusks are in the works.
Prewitt’s making a name for herself.
Available Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Dose Market, River East Art Center, 435 East Illinois Street, at McClurg Court. Tickets are available online at dosemarket.com. For custom orders, email email@example.com. For more information, go to goodhoperusks.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Good Hope Rusks