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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Indian Tea Rusk | Milk(Cake) Rusk | Tutty Fruity Rusk | Indian Biscotti(Step by Step Pics)

Indian tea rusk or cake rusks are crunchy yet soft snack that's enjoyed by all age groups.I love to dip it in chai and enjoy.Unlike the original biscotti,these are softer yet crunchier.They have a cake like batter to bake whereas the biscotti is shaped like a log.However,both require a double baking in which you bake the batter /log first then cut in slices and re bake to make it crunchier.Adding tutti fruity adds an extra crunch and color which you can omit and make plain or replace with raisins or nuts too.My family loves rusk but the store brought ones are mostly leavened with yeast.In this recipe,I have used baking powder to leaven the batter.I also have replaced the all purpose flour with a combination of wheat flour(atta) and all purpose flour.Though its time consuming but believe me,you will not go back to store brought rusks anymore after munching these.Enjoy !!

Preparation time~20 minutes
Baking time~ 1hr 30 mins
Serves~22-24 rusks
butter 113gms/1stick/8tbsp
powdered sugar  2/3 cup
wheat flour 1 cup
all purpose flour 1/2 cup
tutty fruity 1/3 cup
milk 1/3 cup
baking powder 3/4tsp
egg 1
cardamom powder 1 tsp

  • Sift the flours with baking powder and cardamom powder twice.Keep aside.
  • In another bowl,cream the butter  for 2 mins with a beater.Then,add sugar.Mix well to combine.Add the egg and beat again.
  • Gradually add in the flour mix in 3 batches with the addition of milk until everything is mixed well.(The batter is thicker than cake batter but stickier than chapathi dough)
  • In the mean time,preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a square tray(I used 8*8 glass pan) or rectangular tray and line with parchment paper including all sides(makes easier).
  • Now,add the tutty fruity and mix well to the dough.Transfer the dough to the lined pan and press down using a butter smeared spatuala evenly.

  • Bake in preheat oven for 50-60minutes(It took an hour for me) until tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean and the dough looks firmer than cake.(It shouldn't spring back on touch)
  • Place on cool rack for 10 minutes.Invert the cake on a cutting board,remove the parchment paper.
  • Now start cutting in thin slices and then cut in halves.Arrange the slices closely in another tray.
  • Reduce oven temnperature to 325 degrees F and place the tray in the oven.Bake for 10-20  mins(flipping halfway to the other sides)or when the bottom looks slightly brown on both sides.

  • Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes and serve((I enjoyed with a  cup of black tea)).Cool completely before storing in air tight containers.

* You can even add a tsp of vanilla if you don't like cardamom flavor.
* Be careful when you start cutting in slices,it can crumble as it is warm and soft.So cut it very carefully in thin slices.

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Enjoy making at home and let me know how it turns out :)


FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

The rusk looks perfect! I too love rusk with chai.

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

i love ready made elichi rusk , this is our answer to Italian biscotti. tutti fruit ti sounds good

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

A perfect tea time snack, done excellently.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Crunchy and yummy rusk with a cup of tea!

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect tea rusks..yummy..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow looks perfect..adipoli

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

I used to bake these cake rusks regularly..but its been a long time!! Yours look too good! said... Best Blogger Tips

Must try this,beautiful ,i can have it vth coffee also,

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely rusks! Perfect for tea time!

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, julie look at them. They are baked so perfectly, i am such a bad person when it comes to bake.
wow, this looks very delightful and delicious. Must have been a treat :)

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Rusk looks So colorful and Indianish! Will try some for sure!

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Rusk is such a healthy snack to have with evening tea or coffee.. You have made them perfectly.

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Love them and like the baking method. Cheers from Valencia dear friend.

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! So impressed you made this from scratch. The rusk looks great! Small website url change by the way, Mint and Mimosas is now at

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

I love rusk and with tutti fruity in them is like a bonus...u have made them so perfect..

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting one...loved it

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so good!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I come over for tea!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

How come i missed this...i was just telling my mom few hours back i got to bake some rusk..yours look super super yumm dear..loved the addition of tutti frutti..

Sara George said... Best Blogger Tips

Your recipe for Tutti Frutti Tea Rusk was the perfect answer to my search. Had to make 80 pieces for a party and everyone loved it.
I made 4 times of your measurements, thank you so much for your inputs in making this world a better place!

Keep the good work!


Sara George said... Best Blogger Tips

This goes well with black coffee no sugar. A bit of rusk and a sip of black coffee, hmmm wow .. no words to comment!!!!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sara George Thanks Sara, am so glad to hear back from you..Am so happy that the rusk came out really good even after trying bigger batches..I too love these rusk with black coffee, enjoy !!
Happy New Year wishes to u too :)