Rusk (ラスク)

  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Turn your leftover crust into deliciously crispy and sweet Rusk!



If using crust:

  • 8 pieces of bread crust, cut into 6 pieces
  • 45 tsp butter (depending on amount of crust)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar

If using whole slices:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 45 tsp butter (depending on size of bread)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • cut into 16 pieces


Over the stove:

  1. Over low heat, add the bread to a pan and toast until light golden brown.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the butter.
  3. Once melted, add the bread and toss in the butter. Turn heat on to low and then let it toast up until golden brown.
  4. Shake the pan as needed to prevent burning.
  5. Turn off the heat and then add sugar and shake the pan to coat all the pieces. Serve and enjoy!

Toaster oven:

  1. Place the bread in a toaster oven tray and bake for 1 – 1/2 minutes until light brown.
  2. Take it out of the toaster and toss in melted butter.
  3. Place it back into the toaster oven and bake for another minute until golden.
  4. Remove from toaster oven and sprinkle with desired amount of sugar.


  • Helpful Equipment:
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: vegan, japanese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving

Keywords: bread, snacks, toast