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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Baking Extra Fiber Rusks

I have shared a number of recipes for rusks with you, but I am always experimenting and recently perfected one of my newer favorite recipes. For this one I concentrated on adding extra fiber to the rusks to help with you know what. Not only does it serve its purpose, but it is delicious as well. Let me walk you through the recipe. This recipe makes 7 kg dried rusks.

Add 2,5 kg cake flour to a large mixing bowl.

Add 500 g sorghum to the bowl.

I buy the rough sorghum and put through my coffee grinder to refine it.

Add 3 cups (750 ml) brown sugar.


Add 2 teaspoons (10 ml) salt and 150 ml baking powder.

Add 2 cups (500 ml) Wholewheat Flour and a 350 g packet of Wheat Bran.

Add 8 cups (8 x 250 ml = 2 L) All Bran Flakes.

Add 2 cups (500 ml) sunflower seeds and 3 cups (750 ml) raisins.

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Melt 1,5 kg margarine/butter.

Lightly beat 6 eggs.

Pour 2 L Sour milk, the 6 beaten eggs and the butter into a large mixing bowl.

Mix all the wet ingredients together.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix well.

Spray a pan with non-stick spray. (These rusks bake wonderfully in traditional rusk tins as well).

Put the mixture in the tray and spread it evenly with a rolling pin. I fill three pans with the mixture.

Cut the dough with the blades. Bake for about an hour in a preheated oven at 180°C.

Once baked, remove from the oven and leave in the pan to cool a little. When slightly cooled, separate along the cut lines with a knife.

Remove onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Pack the rusks on the oven rack with space for ventilation in between. Dry in a cool oven at 100°C for about 8 hours, or until the rusks are dry and crispy when you break them in half. To avoid steam building in the oven, you may have to prop the door slightly open with a slender utensil.

Once the rusks are dry and have cooled off, it is time to package them.

Alternatively, dip them in a mug of steaming hot coffee with your feet up and your chair tilted back.

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