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September 12, 2013

Easy Milk Rusks

Easy Milk Rusks ~ delicious breakfast or teatime treat #rusks #teatimetreats

This week it seems I am on an Easy recipe run!  I made these Rusks as a quick treat which we could keep on hand for a few days.

Well, a few days, were actually only two days and they were all gone !  I have always loved Rusks, most flavors, especially chunky Buttermilk, but this was my first go at baking them myself.

No kneading and no waiting for the dough to rose - just my thing.  This recipe was shared by a reader of a local popular magazine many years ago, which was later part of a round-up of the magazines best recipes received from readers.

And I definitely agree on this recipe - as well as a few others which have become favorites with our family.


approximately 80 Rusks

2 1/2 cups Milk
2 cups Sugar
500g Margarine
3 Eggs, beaten
1.5kg Self-Raising Flour
1 TB Baking Powder
1 t Salt

  1. ) Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg C (325 deg F) - spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. ) Place the Milk, Sugar and Margarine in a medium saucepan - heat until the Margarine has melted and the Sugar has dissolved - remove from heat and let cool completely.
  3. ) Add the beaten Eggs to the Milk mixture.
  4. ) Sift together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt - add to the Milk mixture and mix until well combined - it is quite a sticky dough.
  5. ) Press into the two prepared baking sheets - bake 30 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  6. ) Cut into pieces and dry out at 100 deg C (200 deg F) for about 2 hours {leave the oven door slightly open} ~ you may need more baking sheets, as the Rusks would dry out quicker when spaced.

Keep in a sealed container or a Rusk tin.


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  2. YOu knew I have to have a peek today!! These sound a little bit like a cross between biscotti and scones...which I love! Pinning to try! (I love that the ingredients are basic and always at hand.

  3. Hey I like that, they would be perfect for my little 2 although all of them would eat and I'm getting an oven most likey this week! Yay

  4. I love that these use ingredients I have on hand all the time! I'm not much of a breakfast person, but these sound like they would be perfect :)


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