Hannah’s Royal Rusks

Great crunchy treat – good for dunking into coffee or hot chocolate.

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. almond flavoring
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds or other nuts
  • milk as needed if too dry

Mix margarine and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs, flavoring, baking soda, nuts and flour.

Form 3 loaves, approx. 1/2-inch high.Bake at 350°F for 25-30 min. Cut into 3/4-inch strips, and turn onto cut side. 
Toast at 250°F for 4 minutes.

Turn slices onto other cut side. Return the sheet to turned-off oven to dry out.

– E.M. Thorsen submitted by Judy Enchelmayer