What are Rusks and How to Make Them

Rusks are a delicious, crunchy type of hard, dry biscuit or twice-baked bread. They are typically made from a combination of flour, water and yeast, and are left to ferment and rise before being baked. This results in a light, airy and slightly chewy texture that is simply irresistible. Rusks are often enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee, or as a crunchy topping on salads or soups. They are a great snack to pair with any one of Gretel & Belle’s horchatas.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together vegan margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and mix until well combined.
  4. Add non-dairy milk and vanilla extract to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  6. Place dough on the prepared baking sheet and shape into a log. Cut into 1-inch pieces and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely before serving.

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