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I wanted to have a good blogging schedule where I could take part in the challenges I love every month. And I was doing well, until June and then the wheels fell off the bus. For various reasons I just did not get around to last month’s mingle which was hosted by the founder Meeta. It was a granola challenge and I could have just reposted my very delicious recipe but I did not feel that it met the requirements. I have wanted to make rusks for a very long time. They are, in my opinion, South Africa’s answer to the Italian biscotti. These twice baked treats are so easy to make, but I have never tried baking them before. They make the best breakfast snack and I am going to ensure there are always some to hand. I took 3 rusk recipes and combined and tweaked them all to make this one my own. It has some of the same ingredients you will find in my granola, and they are a healthy alternative for a tea time treat.

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"Granola Muesli Rusks"

Granola Muesli Rusks

Granola / Muesli Rusks
  • 125g butter
  • 185g sugar - I used fructose
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2.5mls baking powder
  • 2.5mls cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 125g rolled oats
  • 10mls vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 150g yoghurt
  • 125g mixture of dried cranberries / chopped nuts / seeds / desiccated coconut / raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
  4. Add to the butter and mix in well
  5. Add the oats and mix in
  6. Add the vanilla, egg and yoghurt and mix until all combined
  7. Stir in your choice of the cranberries etc.
  8. Press into a deep baking tin and bake for 40 minutes
  9. Turn out and cool on a wire rack
  10. Cut into rectangles /squares
  11. Heat the oven to 40° Celsius
  12. Dry in the oven for 2 and a half hours
  13. Store in an airtight container


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  2. This is very timely Tandy. I actually just came to your site looking to see if you had a rusk recipe and here it is. As I write I have an oven FULL of rusks that I am making from two different recipes but neither seems to have worked very well. In particular they look undercooked in the middle despite me having increased the initial baking time. I’m crossing my fingers that they will have magically transformed after their drying out period. As a back up plan, I am trying to find alternative recipes. Will let you know if I try these x

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    • I get so frustrated when you follow a recipe and it does not work out 100% – which is why I so appreciate feedback if my recipes are not correct. I hope your rusks worked out OK :)

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  3. I have been thinking of making Rusks again.
    They are so handy when we go camping.
    This recipe sounds and looks delicious 😉

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  4. There at last I am in. i just adore your new site. youa re so organised and it makes it a breeze to read and follow you.. I used to feed my babys rusks, for when they were teething, where that recipe is now i have no idea. These granola rusks looks perfect, very dippable! Morning tandy. c

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    • Morning C! Thank you so much for the compliments – I am so glad you found me. Have a super day and if you ever find your rusk recipe please share it with us :)

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    • I think so too – I don’t even know if people from out of SA will have heard of the word :)

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  5. I’ve not heard of rusks before but I love Bisoctti, and made some last winter, perfect with a cup of coffee. your recipe sounds lovely – not too sweet and I like the addition of the yoghurt

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