NUTTY SEEDED WHOLE-WHEAT RUSKS

This nutty seeded whole-wheat rusk recipe is taken from Heavenly & Healthy Foods – Brookdale’s 21 Days to a Healthy Lifestyle. The book is filled with over 100 tasty and nutritious recipes, plus beautiful photos, tips and suggestions. In addition, there’s a three-week meal plan for a healthy lifestyle.

Nutty Seeded Whole-Wheat Rusks 

Makes 48 rusks

Ingredients
2 extra-large eggs
320ml low fat maas or buttermilk
30ml olive oil
5ml vanilla extract
2 small apples, grated
125ml (1/2 cup) pecan nuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) almonds, roughly chopped
250ml (1 cup) cake flour
1 cup (250ml) oat bran
250ml whole-wheat flour or nutty wheat flour
30ml baking powder
150ml sugar
5ml cinnamon
Topping
5ml each of sesame seeds, poppy seeds and linseeds

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, maas or buttermilk, oil and vanilla together.
  • Then add the grated apple and chopped nuts to the egg mixture.
  • Mix the dry ingredients – flour, bran, whole-wheat flour nutty wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar – into the wet ingredients, making sure they combine well.
  • Next, spoon the mixture into two lightly greased 10 x 20cm loaf tins, then sprinkle mixed seeds on top.
  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Take the loaves out of the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
  • Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Cut the loaf into 24 rusks (three rows of eight) using a bread knife.
  • Place the rusks on a baking tray in the oven at 100°C for two to three hours, until they have dried out.
  • Store in an airtight container once cool.
These recipes are taken from Heavenly & Healthy Foods – Brookdale’s 21 Days to a Healthy Lifestyle, published by Brookdale Health Hydro. This book is filled with over 100 tasty and nutritious recipes, beautiful photos, tips, suggestions and a three-week meal plan for a healthy lifestyle. You can buy it online at brookdale.co.za

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