Life on a table recipe #109 – Marianne’s condensed milk rusks

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Extract from the book Life on a Table by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt


1.5 kg self-raising flour

250 ml sugar

10 ml salt

15 ml aniseed

250 g butter

1 x 397 g tin of condensed milk

375 – 500 ml of water


Sieve all the dry ingredients together.

Add the aniseed and mix.

Rub butter into dry mix until crumbly.

Add the water and condensed milk gradually and mix to form a stiff dough.

Roll into balls and put in greased bread pans.

Bake at 180°C for 1 hour.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Break or cut into rusks.

Dry out in lukewarm oven overnight.

Photo ©Hentie Burger

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