Friday, February 22, 2013

Almond Cake Rusk


Almond Cake Rusk ... Cake rusk is a double baked cake made from oil / butter, sugar, eggs, plain flour, baking powder and flavorings. They are made by first baking a cake, slicing into bars / strips and then drying in the oven on low heat until crispy. These delicious crispy bars with a touch of almonds are perfect for breakfast or as a teatime snack with a cup of tea or coffee.


Almond Cake Rusk
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Makes : about 24 slices / bars


Ingredients :
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1/2 cup oil or butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp.  almond essence
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 10" x 7" baking pan.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together, keep aside.
  • Beat oil and sugar in a large bowl until well combined ( If using butter, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy ).
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in almond essence. Fold in flour mix until well combined. Stir in chopped almonds.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 150 C.
  • Remove paper, cut vertically across the center of the cake. Then cut each half of cake in     ( 3/4 to 1 inch ) thick slices.
  • Arrange slices, cut side down, on lined baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Flip slices over; bake an additional 15 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then store them in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Recipe adapted from here
For Plain Cake Rusks : Check here


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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

61 comments :

  1. Yummy, crunchy snacker...
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  2. I too posted it long back. urs is looking perfect..love it :)

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  3. Seems Perfect in crunch & crisp.. delicious.. I like dipping these in tea..haha.. I hope others are also in this fun habit :) wesy bhi you know desi style ka to apna hi maza hyna..:)

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  4. OMG I wanna eat them riht now such a tasty and mouth watering recipe :)

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  5. Delicious and luks so crispy rusks..good

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  6. I love it....these are called biscotti in Italy! Great post! =)

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  7. Hi! Found you via Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. I have never heard of rusks.....sounds very much like the biscotti I make. I will be trying this! Following you now via GFC!

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  8. love the almond flavor in it. perfect tea time snack.

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  9. Looks good Ambreen! It's been ages I made cake rusk, thanks for reminding! :)

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  10. Mouthwatering & very tempting!!!!!!

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  11. ambreen,this looks so crisp and lovely.

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  12. Yummy these look awesome, reminds me of biscotti almost. I bet it tastes great with a cup of joe! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  13. bookmarking it :) looks delicious..

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  14. Cake turned biscuit - yum!! Pinned this and will definitely try this out Thanks for posting :-D

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  15. Wow! That is so prefect. So much better than the store bought ones. Kudos Ambreen

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  16. I will definitely love to do it soon, thanks Ambreen, great recipe!!
    Magali

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  17. Crispy and delicious rusks my friend it looks awesome :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. Love double-baked biscuits! Crunchy...

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  19. hi ambreen, yummy looking cake rusks-especially with almonds.
    have a nice day

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  20. This looks soo fresh and crispy..well done dear..

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  21. Wow! Seems perfect. Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. ✿✿彡
    Aparência de bolo delicioso!

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ¸.•°✿✿彡

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  23. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments :)

    @ Lillian, AnnMarie & Eric Pepple : They are similar to biscotti, but not as dry as biscotti :)

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  24. Lovely and delicious looking rusk.

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  25. We call it biscotti, and I LOVE it
    I've just baked a bunch last Thursday.

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  26. Ambreen these look amazing! My son lately has been loving sooji cake rusk, would you happen to know the recipe for them? If not, consider it a special request :)

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  27. wow ambreen... that looks delicious!! bookmarked!

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  28. Hi, Stumbled upon your blog, you have a lovely space and great recipes. Loved this one as well!

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  29. They sound and look interesting, just like Italian biscotti. I bet kids love them!

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  30. Crunchy & irresistible!!!! Feel like grabbing them off the screen!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

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  31. Thank you Zareena, Winnie, Rafeeda, runnergirlinthekitchen, Azlin, Prathima for your kind words :)

    @ myninjanaan: I haven't ever heard of sooji cake rusk before. But will try my best to fulfill your request :)

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    1. Thank you John for inviting me to your site, would love to participate :)

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  33. Ambreen, You are posting those recipes these days which I love. I buy rusks for my family but never made them, your recipe is inspiring me me to make these.

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    1. Thank you Balvinder, such sweet comments inspire me to continue sharing recipes. Let me know how they turn out for you, if you give them a try :)

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  34. Ambreen, this is another of my favorite recipe. Last time I went to India I got some gluten free rusks but never thought of trying now I will.

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  35. Perfect as an evening snack Ambreen!

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  36. I am not sure if my previous comment was posted but just in case these rusks are perfect as an evening snack!

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    1. Thanks Katerina! Yes, they're great to munch anytime :)

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  37. I have never heard of rusk before. Reminds me of biscotti but made form cake instead of a cookie. I can't wait to try it. Saw you on Chef in Training.

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    1. Thanks Christie for your sweet comment. They are slightly different from biscotti, made from cake batter instead of dough. Hope you give it a try :)

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  38. You had me at Almonds! Can't wait to try this it looks delicious. Found you through Make it pretty monday. Now following.

    Would love for you to share this at the Creative Corner Hop.
    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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    1. Thanks Holly for your kind words & the invite to link up :)

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  39. Hello, I have been that nice, congratulations. I also uploaded a recipe very similar to my blog but a little different, if you can give me some advice.
    greetings

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  40. We always made Strawberry Short cake with rusks - I best these almond ones would be amazing as that - going to have to make them!

    Found you at Hungry Little Girl1

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    1. Thank you heather for your kind words. Let me know how it turned out if you try it :)

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  41. Supeeeerrr Ambreeeennn; looks, presentation, and the recipe is just great. almond essence and crushed almonds ; some variance with ordinary cake rusks, turned out more delicious cake rusks.. :) Thanks for sharing

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  42. Salaam Ambreen! Delicious looking cake rusks!! Crushed almonds is going to make it double yummy! I am definitely going to try this.. Cant wait until the weekend to try this.. Thanks for sharing.
    Please visit my blog - http://sadaf.mohsinmirza.com

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    1. Walaikum Salam Sadaf! Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear how it turns out :)

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  43. Hi there, Will I be able to double this recipe without ruining it? My hubby loves rusks :)

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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