Unique to the Lowcountry since Colonial times, Benne (which is the Bantu word for sesame) was brought from East Africa and planted extensively throughout the South. Many Lowcountry recipes call for this tasty toasted seed, but none is so loved as the Benne Wafer.
A Charleston favorite, our recipe dates back over 100 years and is believed to be the original Benne Wafer recipe.
ABOUT OLDE COLONY BAKERY
Olde Colony Bakery is the oldest family-operated bakery in the historic Charleston area. Since the late 1940s, we have taken great pride in sharing the rich Southern heritage and unique Lowcountry specialties with visitors and locals.