Rusks are a traditional South African breakfast or snack, perfected family recipes handed down through the generations. In many South African Bakeries, each batch is made with quality ingredients using no added preservatives. They bake and break them by hand to create the perfect coffee or tea accompaniment.
What is a rusk?
A rusk is a twice-baked bread that originated in medieval Europe. It is also known as a zwieback or Christmas cake. The word “rusk” comes from the Old French word rousc, which means “reduce” or “dry out.” This refers to the second baking of the bread, which gives it its characteristic hard and dry texture.
Rusks were originally made as a way to extend the shelf life of bread. By drying out the bread, it was less likely to spoil. Today, rusks are made for their taste and texture, rather than for their longevity. The best selling bakeries uses only the finest ingredients and bakes each batch by hand.
Types of Rusks
There are many different types of rusks available on the market today with several different varieties, including Banting Rusks, Keto Rusks, and Gluten Free Rusks.
- Banting Rusks: These low-carbohydrate rusks are perfect for those on the Banting diet or other low-carb diets.
- Keto Rusks: These keto-friendly rusks are perfect for those on the ketogenic diet or other high-fat, low-carb diets.
- Gluten Free Rusks: These gluten-free rusks are perfect for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.
No matter what type of diet you are following, we have a rusk for you!
Whether you are following a low-carbohydrate diet like Banting, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like keto, or you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, there is a rusk for you!