Any day is the perfect day to spoil someone special with a Pasella Bakes Gift Box. Whether it’s spoiling someone on a birthday or congratulating them on an achievement or when they are doing it tough.

Our Gift Boxes contains traditional South African baked goods. The one receiving it would be reminded of the days when grandma spoiled them, whether it was “beskuit”, Hertzoggies, traditional cookies, date delights, fudge or coconut ice.
Traditional South African treats will bring back the memories from the past.

It’s so easy to show how much you care or what someone means to you. The truth is everyone loves being spoiled even if they don’t always show it.

Gift Baskets

Gift Baskets and Hampers

To spoil that special someone in your life with a unique gift look no further than one of Pasella Bakes specially prepared gift baskets.

Pasella Bakes have some awesome gift baskets options available, made when ordered. We pride ourself on the detail and personal touch we add when creating each hamper. The Pasella Bakes gift baskets and hampers are all handmade and our aim is to use locally produces items, where possible.

Nothing brings people together like the joy of sharing baked treats and good food. The bottled selection from Pasella Bakes; Pickled Golden Sultanas, Spiced Prunes in Port and Cherry Tomato Chilli Jam, each handmade in our kitchen, providing a range that compliments any menu. The above is superb with a soft cheese, whilst our baked treats; different varieties of Beskuit/Rusks, Hertzoggies, Passionfruit Shortbread Fingers, Ginger Cookies and Choc Chip and Hazelnut Cookies perfectly partners with a lovely cup of coffee or tea and a nostalgic mood. Our confectionary choices are Coconut Ice and Date Delights for an anytime treat.

[ Each basket or hamper is hand crafted and might have variations from the image(s) below.]

Valentine Picnic Dinner ‘Basket’ $120.00

Valentine Picnic Dinner ‘Basket’ for a romantic evening getaway. Freshly made entree and main meals plus a romantic chocolate fondue as desert. Handmade candle by Kosmos Living to add the extra touch.

Mom And Dad Gift Basket  $44.95

Gift Hamper for mom and dad

Treat Mom and Dad with something different this year.  Sweet treats to indulge when having special time together.

Delight Gift Basket  $49.95

gift hamper for morning tea

Indulge Gift Basket $54.95

Gift hamper with snacks and treats

Around The Campfire Gift Basket  $59.95

Gift basket with baked treats

A perfect gift to give to a family moving into a new house or that are on their way to have a camping holiday.

Coffee Lover $79.95

Gift Basket, Coffee LoverThis is a perfect gift basket for a coffee lover. It contains carefully selected homemade treats to make the next coffee break a delightful experience. This is a wonderful thank you, new homeowners or a special occasion gift.

Bakers Gift Basket $54.95

Bakers Gift Basket

For The New Mom $74.95

Hamper for a new Mom
Pasella Bakes have a special gift basket, specially designed for the new mommy.

 Thank You Gift

This is the season for gift giving…and with that goes the stressing out over what to get for your employees.

Why don’t you take advantage of this opportunity to wow your staff with a lovely gourmet gift to show your thanks and appreciation for all they do?

Our following two gifts will create a positive impression: one that will make your appreciation memorable.

Cookie Bag  $9.95

Small Thank you Gift

This lovely little jute bag, lined with a soft non-woven liner and finished off with a tag or a bow, is filled with a packet of freshly baked gourmet cookies (Ginger or Choc Chip and Hazelnut) or handmade coconut ice squares, sure to satisfied the most peculiar taste bud.

Foody Bag  $15.95

Staff thank you giftsOr you can treat them to the bigger jute bag, lined with a soft non-woven liner and finished off with a tag or bow, filled with two bottles, one with Pickled Golden Sultanas and the other with Spiced Prunes in Port which can be used to jazz up any cheese board.


Beskuit or Rusks

‘Beskuit’ is similar to the Italian biscotti but in a different way. They are known as rusks, because of their dry nature. Rusks are made from sweet dough and cut into slices or fingers after baking, then slowly dried out in an oven. The way to eat a rusk is to dip it in a warm drink; the traditional way is with a fresh cup of coffee, tea or rooibos tea. Especially in the morning! A cup of coffee and rusks can take the place of breakfast or any meal for that matter.
What better way to treat your overnight guests in the morning than with a tray of coffee and rusks after they have woken up but still in bed? Heavenly ……

Boerebeskuit or Farmers Rusks

This is the original way of making rusks and is known as the King of rusks. These are sweetened, leavened yeast chunks, delicately flavoured with anise seed, or without, then baked, broken into pieces, and dried.

Buttermilk Rusks

Buttermilk Rusks, Buttermilk Weskuit, Karringmelk Beskuit,

Buttermilk is a plain white rusk and is a popular flavour.

Wholemeal Rusks

Wholemeal rusks are high in fibre and ideal if you do not like raisins and seeds in your rusks.

Breakfast Rusks

These rusks can replace a meal; it is high in fibre and packed with sunflower seeds, coconut and raisins.

Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Rusks

A modern flavour combination. The green pumpkin seeds and the red cranberries look and taste great together.

Bran and Fruit Rusks

Bran filled rusks with mixed dried fruit, sultanas, currants, lemon peel, raisins and apricot, with a hint of cinnamon. This is a piece of fruitcake in a rusk.

Gluten Free Breakfast Rusks

This is crunchy, nutty and great for dunking in a mug of coffee or tea, anytime of the day. This recipe uses oats, which can be a problem for some gluten intolerant people.

Sugar Free Health Rusks

We bumped up the fiber and replace the sugar with a sweetener. These rusks taste like the real thing, crunchy and laps up your coffee when dunked.



Pasella Bakes Catering

With more than 36 years experience in the food industry we deliver a catering service ensuring your event is a success, leaving your guests delighted.

We believe in creating a cuisine using ingredients with fresh local produce, prepared prior to your event.

We specialise in ‘stand up’ events, serving delicious finger food and canapés so that you may mingle with your guests.

o We assist you with helpful advice and suggestions when choosing your menu.
o There is a 20 guest minimum, however smaller events can be discussed.
o We require the use of your kitchen, leaving it clean on departure.
o A full hospitality service is available at an extra cost, unless you chose to serve your guests.
o Depending on your choice of menu, we are able to deliver food with instruction on how to heat and serve.
o We provide serving platters and serviettes.

We look forward to working with you to create the perfect event.
Find our Catering Menus here.

Contact us to discuss your next function.


Our story……the home made story.

Pasella Bakes is founded on tradition and the memories that are created from earlier childhood experiences with Grandma in the kitchen.

Our products are not mass-produced and perfection takes time, which adds to the traditional flavor of our hand made products.  We are very passionate about the taste, the look and the quality of the baked goods.The recipes were tested over and over, friends and family were the tasting panels, recipes were modified until the perfect melt in the mouth or crunchy explosion was created.

Each baked goodie was made from scratch with love and care by using only the finest ingredients, hand pick by our baker, using the finest quality, locally available ingredients,  with no added preservatives or artificial flavorings and the end result says it all………….tastes like home. The traditional aroma and taste just as you remember.

We hope that you enjoy our products as much as we enjoyed making them.  Our products are designed to be enjoyed with family and friends, adding to the delightful experiences and memories associated with traditional farmhouse baking.