rusks: we prepare them at home?

Homemade rusks

How good is a biscuit spread with homemade jam!

And if the rusks were prepared and cooked at home, everything is even better.

Prepare them is not difficult; in the case of my kitchen then, are often a system to reuse the braid bread advanced.

And just a little, a bread knife, a metal plate and an oven.

After all, as the name implies - cookie - it is something that has been cooked a second time.

After all also i croutons to munch that I often prepare to re-use the advanced normal bread undergo a similar procedure.

Here, certainly, it comes to using a special bread, rich in butter and milk, the name itself Butterzopf (or braid butter), Reminds us.

And here the cooking requires a prolonged time and a more moderate temperature: only in this way will we add the characteristic golden color to the crispness of these slices; but without giving them a vague hint of toasted or, worse, charred.

So if after a couple of days we have not finished our braid and we are fed up with still eat (I eat more or less every day, at breakfast) let us now to prepare the biscuits!


braid with butter
metal plate from the oven


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Take the rest of a braid or, if you really want to make a supply of slices, a whole braid or a specially prepared cassette bread with The same dough.

Cut maximum of a centimeter thick slices and place them on a metal plate, without using baking paper or other protections.

Bake in preheated conventional oven at 150 °.

Cook until completely browned (depending on the humidity of the bread and the thickness of the slices will take from three quarters of an hour to an hour) remembering to turn the slices often (possibly point a minute to six / seven minutes!).

Freshly baked place them on a wire rack and let cool completely.

They will keep for up to a month, if you do not eat all in a couple of days in a tightly closed metal boxes.

At this point you just have to take them, spread them with jam and then taste them with pleasure.

Good breakfast or, in case, good snack!


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  • The shape of these slices, unlike those on the market, will be very irregular, as they are cut by a shape like that of the braid. But they are much better!
  • Of course, when it is possible, even the homemade spread jam has another flavor: like that of apricots or that of plums and peaches!