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Variation South African Buttermilk Rusks



20 piece(s)


  • 250 g Butter
  • 300 g Milk, Substituted for Buttermilk
  • 130 g raw sugar
  • 750 g flour, Spelt flour also works well
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 3 level tablespoons baking powder

Optional extras

  • 100 g Saltanas
  • 60-100 g sunflower seeds, to taste

Recipe's preparation

  1. Line a sqaure baking tin with baking paper.

    Preheat oven to 180°C

    1. Place butter into tmix bowl. Melt for 1 and half min 50° speed 4

    2. Add milk and sugar to the melted butter. Mix 20 secs speed 4

    3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. 1 min 30 sec [img title="Closed lid" height="" width=""]https://www.recipecommunity.com.au/sites/all/modules/contrib/smileys/packs/thermomix/mixingbowl.png[/img][img title="dough mode" height="" width=""]https://www.recipecommunity.com.au/sites/all/modules/contrib/smileys/packs/thermomix/corn.png[/img]

    Add the optional saltanas and sunflower seeds at this point too

    4. Roll dough into golf ball size balls, and then form into a rectange. Place formed rusks into lined pan, starting from one end and placing each rusk right next to the other. Should make about 4 rows of 5 each.

    5. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 mins at 180°C. Keep an eye on them so the tops do not burn.

    6. Use a knife to Separate rusks, and turn out onto a larger baking tray. Crisp the rusks in the oven at 130° C for about 2 1/2 hrs until crisped completely. No need to wait for oven to cool down, just lower temp and place the separated rusks back into the oven.

    ENJOY dunked in a cuppa or just eat crispy!

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I make two separate batches (one with extras and one just plain buttermilk) and bake them together. Baking and drying out time stays the same and you get double the quantity for your effort! This is handy as they will disappear fast: very yummy

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