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Milk Rusk Recipe | Sweet Bread Rusk Recipe [Video]


Milk Rusk is a twice baked sweet baked. Milk Rusk is sweet and tastes best with a hot cup of tea. Rusk is a popular tea-time snack in India.

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How do you like your chai/tea? I like mine slightly strong with little milk and 1 tsp of organic jaggery powder, that brown chocolatey kind, with a rusk to dunk into it.

I LOVE dunking biscuits and rusks in my tea. I sometimes dunk cakes and bread too, but that's a story for another day. I've been dunking rusks for years and loved how the crispy hard rusk just melts once dunked. My snack box usually has a packet of rusk from the local bakery, coz those are the BEST!


So one Saturday, when I was relatively free, I decided to bake some myself. So there are sweet rusks and savory rusks. I am not sure if the savory one is native to only Bangalore and surrounding areas because I had never seen one before. But that's my least favorite one, so totally ignoring the existence of that one. There are 2 types of sweet rusks, the bread rusk and the cake rusk. The cake rusk is like a biscotti, where one bakes a cake first and then slices it and bakes again until it dries up and becomes a crisp sweet cake rusk. That's a recipe I still need to try. This time I tried the second recipe, which is of bread rusk. 

To make the bread rusk, one needs to bake a sweet bread first and then slice it and bake it again until it dries up to give the crispy hard rusk that we all enjoy.


About the Sweet Bread
  • Bread rusk takes a considerably longer time to make because it includes the rise time of the bread. However, this is free time as you don't need to monitor it, just leave it in a warm place to rise.
  • Sweet bread takes longer than regular bread to rise. The added sugar slows down the process, so you will have to wait longer. It took me around 4 hours to get a good rise out of the bread, it may take longer if you live in a cooler area. 

Once the bread is ready, it doesn't take very long to make the rusks if you have a large oven and a sheet pan. I had to make mine in batches, so it took me some time to bake them all.

But the wait was worth it! The satisfaction of dunking a home baked rusk exceeded the boredom of the waiting period. Happy Rusk Baking to you!!


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Milk Rusk Recipe | Sweet Bread Rusk Recipe


Milk Rusk is a twice baked sweet baked. Milk Rusk is sweet and tastes best with a hot cup of tea. Rusk is a popular tea-time snack in India.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     6 Hours
Cook time:     1 Hour
Total time:     7 Hours
Yield:                Makes 20-25


Ingredients:


2 cups All purpose flour
0.5 cup Milk Powder
3-4 Tbsp powdered Sugar
0.5 cup lukewarm Water
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Active Dried Yeast
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Milk
Water as required

Method:


1. Add the 1 tsp of sugar and the active dried yeast into the lukewarm water and mix well. Keep is aside for 5-10 minutes to bloom.
2. Take the flour, milk powder and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
3. Add the yeast and mix well.
4. Knead into a smooth dough using water.
5. Coat the dough with the oil and cover and keep aside to rise until doubled. This may take 2-4 hours.
6. Once the dough has doubled, punch it down and knead it gently for 2-3 minutes.
7. Divide the dough into 2 and shape into rolls. Cover and keep aside to rise again.
8. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
9. Once the loaves have doubled, brush the loaves with milk and bake for 30-40 minutes until done.
10. Allow the bread to cool completely, then slice into rusk slices.
11. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
12. Place the rusk in a single layer in a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes.
13. Flip the rusks after 10 minutes.
14. Cool on a wire rack.
15. Store in an airtight container. Serve with tea or coffee.



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Cornflake Chocolate Cookie


Dessert for breakfast or breakfast for dessert? Enjoy both with these Cornflake Chocolate Cookies!!

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There is no joy like dunking a homemade warm buttery cookie into a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Especially when you bake those few times. Don't get me wrong, I love baking, seeing the fruits of your efforts bloom and rise in the oven and fill the entire house with those heavenly aromas is something I simply cannot get enough of. But, I just fail to make the time to bake very often. So whenever I do, I celebrate the finished product. And what a celebration this was - rich chewy cookie with bits of crunchy cornflakes and soft blocks of my favorite dark chocolate. Try resisting that!!

There is only one thing to blame for this Cornflake Chocolate Cookie goodness - the idiot box!! As every other person obsessed with food, I too binge watch food channels on TV. And one of them repeatedly played these "quickies" or "shorties" of a cornflake chocolate chip cookie recipe. As far as I was the only person watching it, it was okay, I've learnt to contain my excitement now, but this video was watched by Raj and Gee and had them all excited. Their excitement rubbed off on me, and these cookies made it into this world from my tiny little oven. When I say tiny, I mean it, I had to bake them in 3 batches. Also, another reason I bake less. The first thing I buy when I buy my first house, will be a BIG bad oven!!

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I'm usually a fan of crunchy biscuits or cookies, and this was the first of my chewy lot. I LOVED loved loved every little crumb of it. It tasted of butter, dark Bournville chocolate and Corn Flakes. Raj, true to his self, grabbed one each time he entered the kitchen and Gee, true to her self, found the cookies too rich (pure butter is so wasted on some people), yet managed to down a few.

Making these cookies was actually a breeze. Just cream together the butter and sugar until well mixed, then add everything else to it and mix until combined. No chilling or shaping, just spoon them onto the baking sheet and bake them until slightly brown. The cookies will be soft when just out of the oven, they will crisp up on the outside as they cool. Keep enough space between the cookies while baking as the butter in the dough will melt causing the cookie to spread. If you want to bake later, just wrap in cling wrap or plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Remove from fridge and slice and bake it when ready. 

Use flavored cornflakes and different types of chocolate to get more variety from the same recipe.

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Cornflake Chocolate Cookie


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Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     20 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Yield:                22 Cookies


Ingredients:


100 gms unsalted Butter
1 cup Flour (maida)
1 cup powdered Sugar
1.25 cups Corn flakes
80 gms Dark Chocolate bar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
0.5 tsp Baking Powder
1-2 Tbsp Milk

Method:


Cream room temperature butter and 3/4 cup of powdered sugar until combined.
Add the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Cut the cholocate bar into small chunks and add to the dough.
Add the cornflakes into the dough and mix until combined.
If the dough is crumbly, add the milk.
If the dough needs sugar, add the remaining powdered sugar.
If you do not plan to bake immediately, wrap the dough in cling or plastic wrap and store in fridge until ready to bake.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
Grease a baking tray and roll the dough into little balls and place on the sheet.
Leave at least 2 inch space between two cookies as they tend to flatten and expand.
Bake until slightly browned on the edges or for 12-15 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container once completely cool.
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Eggless Butter Cookies

“Sometimes me thinks, what is a friend?
And then me say.
Friend is someone to share last cookie with.”

~Cookie monster



How true is the wisdom of the little Muppet called Cookie monster. We should share our cookies with our friends, but when cookies are as tasty as these butter cookies, sharing becomes really really difficult. I am an absolute cookie/biscuit lover. Ah! The pleasure of dunking a biscuit into tea or milk. As kids, we could eat up entire packets of biscuits in a single go. My sister recently remembered that there was a time when she was given tea but there were no biscuits and she was confused on as how to have tea without any biscuits to accompany it. This was apparently the reason why my mom ended up restricting out biscuit consumption to 4 a day. My love story with cookies has come a long way now, instead of just eating them, I’ve moved on to baking them.



I saw some awesome cookie recipes recently and really wanted to try them out. But they all contained eggs, and as I am an eggless baker I had to improvise. I did take the basic recipe and modify it a little to come up with what’s below. Previously, when I made cookies, I added some leavening agents to it. The difference here is, there is no leavening agent whatsoever. This makes the cookies crisp and they don’t end up being cakey. The only advice I have is do not skimp on the butter. The butter is essential to give the cookies their correct texture.



Eggless Butter Cookies



Eggless Butter Cookies"Light and crunchy Butter Cookies made without using Eggs"

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:          International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     2 Hours (Considering 6 batches)
Yield:              40-50

Ingredients:

120 gms unsalted Butter
80 gms Sugar (powdered or icing)
30 gms Corn flour
120 gms Flour / Maida
½ tsp Vanilla essence
½ tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Milk

Method:


  • The butter needs to be very soft. I left it out on the counter overnight. 
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celsius. 
  • Add the sugar and salt to the butter. Start with around 60 gms and then add more depending on the sweetness of the sugar and your taste. I like my cookies sweet and the sugar I had was very mild, so I used up all the sugar. 
  • Beat/ whisk it until it is almost 4-5 times the volume. This will take around 10 mins with a hand mixer. 
  • Sift the corn flour and the flour together. 
  • Add the flour in 3 additions to the butter mix along with the vanilla essence and milk, and beat until just mixed. Do not over-mix this. 
  • Line a cookie sheet with butter paper. 
  • Fill the cookie dough in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe out swirls. 
  • Space them at least 1-1.5 cm apart as they will flatten and spread out while baking. 
  • Bake for around 13-15 mins until the sides of the cookies are slightly brown. Mine took 14 mins. Wait for around 5 mins and then move them to a wire rack as they are very fragile when you remove them from the oven. 
  • The recipe made many many cookies :) Somewhere around 50 (I really did not count) but I have a tiny oven and I had to pipe out 6 batches. Don’t be overwhelmed by the number and decide to cut down the recipe to make less, cause they are sooo delicate and melt-in-your-mouth cookies that you won’t even realize where the 50 or so just disappeared :) 


Notes:

I made 4 batches of regular butter cookies. To the remaining dough I added 2.5 tbsp of dried desiccated coconut. If you plan to do so, add a little more milk, else the dough becomes very hard and difficult to pipe. You can top it with dry fruits like raisins or almonds.
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