Swedish Rusks from Sue Ahlcrona

Sue Ahlcrona is a WBCA champion and emeritus Board member. This recipe for Swedish Rusks was her mother Ruth’s. Paired with it are two Swedish artworks: a painting by Carl Larssen, and a heart-filled tapestry (artist unknown) picturing a couple on horseback. 

 

Ruth’s Swedish Rusks

1/2 cup butter
I cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup almonds, ground

Cream butter, sugar add eggs. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk, stir in almonds.

Chill dough. After chilled shape into 2 long rolls. Bake at 300 degrees for 1/2 hour until lightly browned. Slice into 1/2 inch thick  pieces. Brown one side and the other at 250 -300 degrees about 40 minutes. ( 20 minutes per side).

May use 1/2 whole wheat flour.

Enjoy!

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