6 July 2010
Make Your Own Teething Rusks
Rusks have been used for generations to ease the discomfort of small teeth cutting through tender gums.
If you have never contemplated making your own rusks, you will be surprised how easy and cheap they are to make and wonder why you ever bought packaged ones.
By following the simple steps below you will not only make a large batch of rusks, but save dollars, packaging materials and fuel in the process. And your baby will thank you for it!
1 loaf (or six rolls) of unbleached, organic sourdough bread (or rice bread for babies not yet on wheat)
- Preheat oven to 120⁰C.
- Slice loaf into 2cm thick slices. Divide each slice into strips also measuring roughly 2cm.
- Place strips on tray lined with baking paper and cook for one hour or until hard and dry.
- Rusks will keep indefinitely in an airtight container.
Note: for safety, always supervise your child when chewing on rusks. Baby should always eat solids in an upright position. Discard rusk if broken or chewed.