You might have heard of Eccles Cakes, Stilton Cheese and Cornish Pasties but do you know about Suffolk rusks?
My mum made them, Col's mum made them and I've been making them for nearly 40 years.
Although back then they were just rusks and it was only years later when I came across them called Suffolk Rusks in a regional cookery book, that I found they were traditional here and nowhere else.
I think they used to be made for farm workers to take to the fields with a piece of cheese. They are high in fats so would have given the workers a good boost mid morning.
A few years ago Home Farmer Magazine ran a feature about cooking in different parts of the UK and asked for recipes so I sent them this recipe and they featured it in the magazine but with their photos - goodness knows what they did but they looked nothing like my rusks!