Bacon Rusks For The Road

Prep Time


Cook Time


Total Time





  • 400 g Eskort Diced Bacon
  • 1kg self-raising flour
  • 5 ml salt
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • 350 ml brown sugar
  • 125 ml pumpkin seeds
  • 250 ml caramel chips
  • 500 ml buttermilk/inkomazi
  • 250 ml butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 ml vanilla essence


  • Preheat the oven to 180°
  • Fry the diced bacon in a moderately heated frying pan until crispy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients, crispy bacon, pumpkin seeds and caramel chips.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat and add the buttermilk.
  • Whisk the eggs into the butter mixture, then add the vanilla.
  • Combine all of the ingredients until a smooth but thick batter forms.
  • Line an oven tray or rusk pan with baking paper and spread the batter evenly into the pan and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and store overnight.


Pack as Padkos.