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Delicious rooibos rusks

A crunchy treat for rooibos tea lovers

Welcome to a South African baking adventure that brings you the wonderful taste of rooibos tea in the form of delicious rusks. These crunchy delicacies are not only a perfect accompaniment to rooibos tea, but could also be the start of a new passion for you.

The basis of enjoyment

We start with a dough based on flour and baking powder. To lay the foundation for our delicious rusks, we add melted butter and mix until smooth.

The Magic of Butter

The melted butter gives the dough an irresistible tenderness and ensures our rusks reach their perfect consistency when baked.

A pinch of crunch and flavor

For just the right bite and a flavorful touch, we add a generous helping of granola mix. You can use your favorite mix here, which can include nuts, raisins or other tasty ingredients.

The Sweetness of the Moment

A bit of brown sugar gives the rusks a natural sweetness that is perfectly balanced and complements the taste of the rooibos tea harmoniously.

The Balance of Salt

A touch of salt brings the aromas to bloom. Two teaspoons (10 ml) of salt give the Rusks a balanced depth of flavor and are reminiscent of the fresh breeze of the South African coast.

The Rooibos Transformation

Here comes the heart: Rooibos. Instead of traditional buttermilk, we use a powerful infusion of rooibos tea, which gives the rusks a unique flavor dimension. This is a great alternative for people with lactose intolerance and opens the door to a culinary adventure with rooibos.

The Connection of Flavors

The rooibos tea blends harmoniously with the other ingredients as you carefully stir the batter and anticipate the taste of this unique creation.

Baking and Drying

The dough is spread evenly on a baking tray and baked at 180 °C for about 40 minutes. The half-baked dough is cut into strips and spread out on an oven rack to dry. This drying process at 100°C takes about 4 hours and gives the Rusks their characteristic texture and durability.

The grand finale

Your Homemade Rooibos Rusks are ready! Enjoy them with a cup of rooibos tea or dip them into your favorite beverages and desserts. This crunchy treat will not only delight your taste buds, but will also take you on a taste journey to South Africa, where rooibos plays the leading role.

Ingredient list:

  • 1 kg flour (550)
  • 30 g baking powder (2 tsp)
  • 500 g butter (alternatively margarine or sunflower oil)
  • 500 g muesli (with nuts, dried fruits, ...)
  • 230 g brown sugar → reduce the sugar content according to the amount of sugar in the muesli
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 500 ml buttermilk → alt. 8 x 2.5 g tea bags in 600 ml water


Spread the batter evenly on a baking sheet

Bake the dough at 180 °C for about 40 minutes

Break the baked rusk dough into small pieces and place them on an oven rack to dry. You can also put the remaining Rusk pieces on the baking tray in the oven to dry.

It is easier to cut the dough into strips with a knife before it is fully baked (after about 30 minutes).

Dry the Rusk pieces in the oven at 100°C for approx. 4 hours.