Recipe For Coconut And Cranberry Rusks

I am not good at breakfast! I tend to eat fruit to stave off the hunger until I really feel like eating a bowl of granola or making myself two soft boiled eggs with my egg boiler. Then the other day I took rusks to work and I decided that it was a great snack to have sitting on my desk for when I felt peckish, and when I did not feel like getting up to make breakfast. Basically I am lazy about food at work! I will continue to make different flavours of rusks but this week I decided to make rusks using spelt flour with the addition of coconut and cranberries. The spelt is not very pronounced in these coconut and cranberry rusks and I will make a batch using more until I can taste the spelt. In the meantime, I made a batch of rusks and within 2 days they were devoured – clearly Dave likes the fact that they are on his desk as much as I do.

Coconut And Cranberry Rusks
Coconut And Cranberry Rusks

Coconut And Cranberry Rusks
 
Ingredients
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1.25mls baking powder
  • 2.5mls fine salt
  • 25g spelt flour
  • 55g cranberries
  • 35g dried apricots, sliced
  • 25g blanched hazelnuts, chopped
  • 15g desiccated coconut
  • 85g sugar - I used fructose
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 125g plain yoghurt
  • 1 egg, beaten
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  4. Mix together the butter, yoghurt and egg
  5. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients
  6. Mix until well combined
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and push the cranberries under the batter so that they don’t burn
  8. Bake for 45 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack
  10. Preheat the oven to 40° Celsius
  11. Cut into chunks and bake for 3 hours to dry out

Click on the links for conversions and notes.

I am on leave until the 6th of January and will reply to blog comments then. 
Lavender and Lime Signature

Top of Page

No votes yet.
Please wait...

38 thoughts on “Recipe For Coconut And Cranberry Rusks

  1. coconut and cranberry!!

    I am SO there! WOW.
    My Inner Chick sharing the blog ♥ 21 Things I’ve Learned in 2013 & Other StuffMy Profile

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thanks!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  2. Never thought coconut and cranberry can go so well together!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. I was really pleased with the result 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  3. these look great Tandy, i am going to give it a try without the egg

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Please let me know how they turn out!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  4. I made just now, your divine cake. It is very tasty & just stunning too, Tandy.

    Thanks.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. my pleasure Sophie and thank you for letting me know 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  5. Very nice! I just love how it’s speckled with all sorts of nuts/fruit! A VERY Happy New Year to you and yours, Tandy!!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thank you Squishy!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  6. Yummy, would love seeing this on our breakfast table!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Wish I could post you some 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  7. Happy New Year to you. Wish this year brings to the warmth of love and olluminates your path of life towards a positive direction

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. thank you for those awesome wishes 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  8. When I’m working, I always keep rusks in my desk drawer for breakfast. These get a definite hands-up from me and I will bake them soon!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. I must bake another batch again!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  9. These rusks look good Tandy! I’m not a breakfast person either. My stomach just can’t handle too much food until 11am or so but these rusks would be a good alternative! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Buns & Balls, Kings CrossMy Profile

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. I hope you try these for an alternative!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  10. I didn’t know the word rusk until recently. Looks hearty, not too sweet and delicious. Happy New Year to you!
    Mary Frances sharing the blog ♥ What’s Most ImportantMy Profile

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thank you Mary Frances 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  11. Sounds tasty.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thanks 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  12. Hi Tandy, this sounds quite tasty… I bet it was quickly gobbled down and enjoyed! I must try baking with spelt… that is on my list of things to do now I’m retired. Happy new year to you, my friend and thank you for sharing inspiring recipes and other posts!
    Lizzy (Good Things) sharing the blog ♥ On pâte sucrée and an outstanding cherry pieMy Profile

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment! I am going to try baking more with spelt as well 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  13. A wonderful way to start the day!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. For sure!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  14. Looks and sounds really yummy, Tandy.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thank you AD 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  15. I am not even familiar with the word “rusk”. Love cranberry and coconut though!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. They are similar to biscotti, but much larger 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  16. Have a good New Year’s Eve and a wonderful 2014, Tandy:)

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thank you Roger 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  17. I’m not a big breakfast person but I could definitely enjoy one of your rusks with a cup of tea in the morning…they sound great.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. That would be perfect!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  18. yummy

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. Thank you!

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  19. There is no better compliment than when your baking gets devoured in a matter of a few days. I have to get this recipe a try asap xx

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. I am hoping that this is the case as we have eaten a lot of my baking this holiday 😉

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...

I would love to hear from you ♥

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Show some recipe ♥:  

CommentLuv badge