Recipe Buttermilk Rusks


500g melted butter

500 ml buttermilk

2 eggs beaten

1 kg self raising flour

1 tbs baking powder

5 ml salt

400 ml brown sugar

3 cups muesli

¾ cup cocounut

100 g almonds

1 tablespoon poppy seed


Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter 3 bread pans (18 x 9 cm)

  1. Beat buttermilk, eggs and butter.
  2. Mix dry ingredients well and add to buttermilk mix. 
  3. Put dough in bread pans and level.  Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until golden brown.  Let it cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Turn out on cooling rack.
  4. When cold, cut into slices and dry at 90 degrees C and store in airtight container.


Recipe Apple Puffs

What you need:


290 g cake flour

7 ml baking powder

2 ml salt

230 g butter

1 beaten egg

80 ml ice water


1 tin pie apples (410 g)

50 g sugar

30 ml butter (melted)

2 ml cinnamon

1 ml nutmeg

75 g sultanas or raisens

1 egg yolk

What you do:

Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Butter an ovenproof dish. 

Mix all the dry ingredients for the dough.  Grate the butter into the bowl and rub into the dry ingredients with fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs.  Mix egg and ice water and mix through until soft dough is formed.  Let it rest in fridge for 20 – 30 minutes.

Roll dough 3 mm thick.  Cut into about 8 cm squares.

Mix ingredients for the filling and spoon onto the squares.  Fold over and seal.  Put into ovenproof dish and brush with egg yolk.  Bake in oven until golden brown.