23 July, 2010


Another family favourite. My frist memory of these is when we first went to South Africa for a family holiday at the beach and would sit drinking tea and eating rusks early in the morning.
This recipe makes quite a large batch of rusks - I usually devide it in half...

500ml sugar
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk or lacto
300 grams margarine/butter
1 kg self raising flour
10 ml salt
25 ml baking powder
5 cups muesli/granola (muesli recipe found here )

Melt the margarine/butter then add the sugar, eggs, and buttermilk. Mix dry ingredients and add to mixture, mix well. Mixture will be sloppy. Divide into thirds, and then divide each third into small balls. Place in greased cake pan(s) side by side (can use 9x13'' or round cake pans or loaf pans). Bake at 180 or 350 for 45 to 60 min - until cooked fully through.
Break balls apart when cool and then cut into rectangles (about four rectangle per ball) Cake may be crumbly!
Place gently on cookie sheets and bake on low til dry and crunchy. This may take several hours.

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