In Loving Memory of my Mom

In Loving Memory of my Mom
Cooking from the Heart

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rustic Rusks....

This recipe was given to me many years ago by my deares friend / sister Carrie who now lives in Australia. She was always baking something when they lived across the road from us. Miss her stacks xx

Just a few tips with this, I use 2 x 3 or 4cm deep dishes to cook these. I also find it easier to cut them with a pizza cutter that can roll. Best to make them and leave them to dry out in a warming draw of an oven over night or on a very low temp for a few hours. They are wonderful dunked in coffee :-)

You will need:

1 kg Selfraising flour
10ml Salt
10ml Baking Powder
2 cups of Brown Sugar
2 cups of Rolled Oats
3 cups of all bran flakes
2 cups of Sunflower Seeds
2 large Eggs
2 cups Buttermilk
500g Butter

Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Beat the buttermilk and eggs together.
Melt the butter
Mix everything together to form a dough.
Spoon into a large deep baking tin or 2 loaf tins
Bake at 180deg for an hour
Cut into rusks.
Dry out the rusks in a cool oven for 4 hours.

You can play with this, replace sunflower seeds with peacan nuts or poppy seeds, sesame seeds, raisens, almonds etc just keep the basics in mind :-)