BRAN BUTTERMILK RUSKS - A SOUTH AFRICAN TREAT — JAN the Journal
Today was Mother’s Day in South Africa. Some of my happiest moments were the times spent with my mother in the early morning, sitting and talking about the day ahead while sipping strong coffee and nibbling on bran and buttermilk rusks. It’s not always easy living more than 8 000 kilometres away fro
South African Buttermilk Rusks
A crisp and crunchy South African pick-me-up, similar to a dry granola bar or a crumbly cookie. Perfect for dunking into coffee or tea. Rusks stay good for up to two months when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
BUTTERMILK BRAN RUSKS 300 g Margarine 1c Oil 2c Brown Sugar 2 Eggs 2c Buttermilk 1c Wholewheat Flour 3c Cereal Bran Flakes 7c Flour 8t BP 1t Salt Melt butter, oil sugar in saucepan. cool. Beat till thick. Beat in eggs, then beat in buttermilk. Add dry ing, stir till blended. Pour into large roasting tin lined with oiled greaseproof paper. 180°C for 1 hr. cool. Cut. dry reduce oven to 100°C leave for 4–6 hours to dry
I grew up in a household where we always ate fabulous homemade rusks. My mom was THAT “tannie” who could bake the best “mosbolletjies” and buttermilk rusks in the whole tow…