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Weetbix Beskuit (Weet-Bix Rusks)

Delicious homemade Weetbix Beskuit. An easy rusk recipe for any beginner baker to try.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Bakes, Breakfast
Cuisine: South African
Keyword: Beskuit, Rusks
Servings: 2 Doz (minimum)


  • 5 cups flour
  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 10 ml baking soda
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • 7 pieces Weetbix Crushed
  • 500 g butter
  • 10 ml salt
  • 500 ml buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix dry ingredients. Add crushed weetbix. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers or pastry blender.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar until light in colour. Add the vinegar and buttermilk and mix until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to form a dough. Pour into prepared bbaking tray and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Turn out onto wire rack and let cool.
  • Cut into thick fingers and dry out at 100 degree Celsius for about 3 1/2 hours or until desired consistency.