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Health Rusks

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Dip/Dunk these traditional South African rusks in your fave hot drink !!! Delicious and healthy too !! Great for breakfast or inbetween snack.


Serves: 0

  • 1 kilogram self-raising flour
  • 57 grams bran (optional)
  • 16 millilitres baking powder
  • 5 millilitres salt
  • 1000 millilitres bran flakes
  • 500 millilitres quick-cooking oats
  • 250 millilitres sunflower seeds
  • 375 millilitres ground linseed
  • 125 millilitres raisins
  • 250 millilitres coconut
  • 3 crumbled weetabix
  • 510 grams butter
  • 375 millilitres brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 519 millilitres buttermilk
  • 130 millilitres milk


Health Rusks is a community recipe submitted by ReneK and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius -
  • Mix all dry ingredients in your biggest mixing bowl. -
  • Melt Butter in pot and add sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool down for a few minutes. -
  • Add Butter mix to dry ingredients. -
  • Beat Eggs, Buttermilk and Milk together and add to mixture - Mix all until well combined -
  • Divide dough into 2 oven baking trays - Press dough down and mark rusks with a sharp knife. (+- 5cm x 3cm) - Bake for 1 hour. - Let cool in Baking trays. - Set oven to 100 degrees Celsius -
  • Cut rusks on marked lines and lift rusks out onto bigger trays or foil-lined oven rack. There has to be some spaces between rusks. - Dry rusks out for 4 hours. - Cool - Store in airtight containers
  • I change this recipe all the time eg: Instead of the raisins I use pumpkin seeds or perhaps pecan nuts. You can change this recipe as you like as long as you use the same amount dry and wet ingredients. ENJOY !!!

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    • Just love the versatility of the ingredients for this recipe and how much nigella loves food with a passion.

      Posted by Tishmorley on 5th October 2013
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