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South African Rusks

Rusks or better known as beskuit!

I can try to explain rusks as a type of hard, dry biscuit or bread that is typically eaten for breakfast or as a snack, often dipped in tea or coffee. They are a popular food item in South Africa and are similar in texture to biscotti.

Rusks are made by baking a dough that is typically made from flour, sugar, butter, buttermilk, and sometimes eggs. The dough is baked until it is firm and then cut into smaller pieces, which are dried out in the oven at a low temperature until they are completely dry and crisp.

Rusks come in a variety of flavors, including buttermilk, plain, whole wheat, and muesli. They are often enjoyed as a traditional breakfast food or snack and are particularly popular with tea or coffee drinkers who like to dip them into their hot beverages.

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