Rusks made with Ancient Wheat - Sfakia, Crete (8.8 oz)

Votzakis Brothers

$5.95

Rusks (Paximadia) are the name given to an array of Greek twice-baked bread products. An ancient food first developed by the Minoans, to this day they are the de facto sustenance of farmers, fishermen and shepherds (perfect for on the go) and a mainstay in the Mediterranean diet.

There are countless varieties of rusks, these are made from ancient grains by the Votzakis Brothers, a small multi-generational family bakery in Sfakia, Crete. Their ancient wheat product line is named Zeidoron, which means “gift of life”, referring to the health-giving qualities of this ancient bread product.

Zeidoron Small Ancient Wheat Rusks

These sourdough bite-size rusks are made with an ancient wheat. Known in Greece as Zea, or scientifically as Triticum diccocum, - this ancient variety was recently resuscitated by artisan farmers. The ingredients of these bite size rusks are pure, natural and simple - Zea starter, Zea wheat flour, water, salt and olive oil. They have a wonderfully rich and sating nutty flavor. 

Please note, the texture is crunchy and similar to a hard pretzel.  They can be enjoyed as they are, but Greeks often dip them in water before eating or allow them to soften from the various accompaniments they are served with.   

Ingredients: Triticum Dicoccum Flour (80%), Olive Oil (10%), Water, Leaven (Triticum Dicoccum Flour, Water, Yeast), Salt

Serving size – 2 pieces (18g)

 

% DV

Calories

80

4%

Total Fat

3.5g

2%

   Saturated fat

0

0%

   Trans Fat

0

0%

Cholesterol

0mg

0%

Sodium

100mg

4%

Total Carbohydrate

10g

4%

   Dietary Fiber

2g

6%

   Total Sugars

0g

0%

     Added Sugars

0g

0%

Protein

2g

6%

Vitamin D

0

0%

Calcium

10mg

3%

Iron

1.1mg

6%

Potassium

120mg

2%

May contain traces of sesame, milk-based products, peanuts, other nuts or eggs

Recipe Ideas

Rusks have a crunchy texture similar to croutons. If you'd like to soften them a bit you can run them briefly under water. They are a delicious and long-lasting pantry staple that can be used in so many different ways. You can serve them with some of our delicious dips, cheese, and olives as a mezze, dip them in soups, or add as a crunchy topping to salads and pasta.

Skordomakaronada - Crunchy Garlic-Rusk Pasta

See Recipe

Carrot Ribbon-Apple-Frisee Rusk Salad with Tahini Dressing

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JH
09/04/2020
Joseph H.
United States United States
Rusks & santorini tomato dip

The rusks are good..and the santorini tomato dip is AWESOME.

AO
09/04/2020
Alcestis O.
United States United States
robust flavor, good for many uses

Excellent -- but hard as a rock. Eat carefully. I much prefer this to any kind of crackers, and enjoy dipping it or breaking it up into soup --- or sprinkling it on salad, like a hearty crouton. These have a robust flavor that modern wheats sometimes don't have. Great to have available. I've already ordered 10 of these packages, and keep them handy for soups, dipping in tea or milk, or eating raw (carefully...I have old teeth).

AO
08/07/2020
Alcestis O.
United States United States
A great novelty. I was ordered by my doctor to eat whole grains and this is about as whole grain as it gets.

I ate these straight with yogurt. But I can easily top them with a spread of eggplant or tomato, cheese, or cream cheese and smoked salmon. Mostly I like them just plain.

DC
08/04/2020
Donna C.
United States United States
Great Product

Delicious! Only downfall was that I ate the whole bag within a few days! Love them! Thank you

SP
12/17/2019
Sally P.
United States
These Rusks Are Great!

I ordered several items from this site that are not yet opened... Christmas gifts for friends. But, the Rusks were absolutely delicious and just crisp enough without being tooth breakers. They are very wheaty and have excellent flavor. So glad I ordered them and will be ordering more!