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
- 250 g self-raising flour
- 1.25 mls baking powder
- 2.5 mls fine salt
- 25 g spelt flour
- 55 g cranberries
- 35 g dried apricots sliced
- 25 g blanched hazelnuts chopped
- 15 g desiccated coconut
- 85 g fructose
- 125 g butter melted
- 125 g plain yoghurt
- 1 egg beaten
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Line a loaf tin with baking paper
- Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
- Mix together the butter, yoghurt and egg
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients
- Mix until well combined
- Pour the batter into the loaf tin and push the cranberries under the batter so that they don’t burn
- Bake for 45 minutes
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack
- Preheat the oven to 40° Celsius
- Cut into chunks and bake for 3 hours to dry out
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I am on leave until the 6th of January and will reply to blog comments then.
41 thoughts on “Coconut And Cranberry Rusks”
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
I am hoping that this is the case as we have eaten a lot of my baking this holiday 😉
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.
That would be perfect!
Have a good New Year’s Eve and a wonderful 2014, Tandy:)
Thank you Roger 🙂
I am not even familiar with the word “rusk”. Love cranberry and coconut though!
They are similar to biscotti, but much larger 🙂
Looks and sounds really yummy, Tandy.
Thank you AD 🙂
A wonderful way to start the day!
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!
Thank you for the lovely compliment! I am going to try baking more with spelt as well 🙂
I didn’t know the word rusk until recently. Looks hearty, not too sweet and delicious. Happy New Year to you!
Thank you Mary Frances 🙂
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! 😀
I hope you try these for an alternative!
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!
I must bake another batch again!
Happy New Year to you. Wish this year brings to the warmth of love and olluminates your path of life towards a positive direction
thank you for those awesome wishes 🙂
Yummy, would love seeing this on our breakfast table!
Wish I could post you some 🙂
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!!
Thank you Squishy!
I made just now, your divine cake. It is very tasty & just stunning too, Tandy.
my pleasure Sophie and thank you for letting me know 🙂
these look great Tandy, i am going to give it a try without the egg
Please let me know how they turn out!
Never thought coconut and cranberry can go so well together!
I was really pleased with the result 🙂
coconut and cranberry!!
I am SO there! WOW.