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Rusks are a mildly sweet bread-type thing that is baked twice to remove all 
moisture so that it keeps for weeks in an airtight container.  It was 
originally developed as a way-bread for travelers who had to bring food 
that would last for a long journey.  Biscotti is a distant relative to 
rusks.  Rusks are VERY hard and you need water or something with them.  I 
like them because they are a little sweet, but are so hard that it takes a 
while to eat one.  This keeps me from munching them as fast as I would