6 rusk recipes to help keep you warm this winter

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Rusk it all! (Photos: Misha Jordaan)
Rusk it all! (Photos: Misha Jordaan)

Rusks are enjoyed by South Africans from all walks of life. Here are our favourite recipes for keeping stocked up on these delicious hot-beverage snacks

Decadent breakfast rusks 

This luxury version is packed with breakfast punch, from oatmeal fibre to coconut shavings and breakfast cereal – everything you need to start the day with a bang.

 (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Decadent breakfast rusks. (Photo: Misha Jordaan)

Sugar- and gluten-free rusks 

These are sweetened with dates, apple and honey instead of sugar and we used coconut milk instead of butter and eggs.

 (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Sugar- and gluten-free rusks. (Photo: Misha Jordaan)


Baking in bulk: buttermilk rusks

These are a universal favourite. We share the traditional recipe as well as various ways of tweaking it. These are our favourite variations on buttermilk rusks.

 (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Buttermilk rusks. (Photo: Misha Jordaan)


Koeksister-inspired rusks

These are made with koeksister flavours – cinnamon, lemon zest and even caramel. You can plait the dough for twisties or just roll it into balls for the traditional version.

 (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Koeksister-inspired rusks. (Photo: Misha Jordaan)


Easy bran rusks

These don’t need many ingredients and are pretty effortless to make. Everything is mixed in a single bowl before being baked and dried.

 (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Easy bran rusks. (Photo: Misha Jordaan)


Economy butter-free rusks

Butter is expensive these days, so we use sunflower oil instead for this recipe.

 (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Economy butter-free rusks. (Photo: Misha Jordaan)

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