Buttermilk rusks

mmm these are so yummy and so easy to make. I’ve made a batch to take with us on our weekend away at ‘the farm’, in Magoebaskloof, a beautiful part of our country and always a food extravaganza.

Photo by Lara



1.5 kg self raising flour

3 ml salt

10 ml cream of tartar

500 g butter

350 g sugar

500 ml buttermilk

Pre heat oven to 180C.

Sift dry ingredients. Melt butter and sugar. Add butter and sugar mixture and buttermilk to dry ingredients and combine. Shape into balls and pack into a lined baking tray. Bake for one hour. Remove, turn oven down to 50C. Break rusks up and place directly onto oven rack and leave in oven overnight to dry.