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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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!

EM
11/10/2019
Esti M.
United States
husks

they are very versatile. i eat then plain or dip into hummus or like a cracker with cheese or Spanish ham and a little olive oil.

KK
10/17/2019
Kathleen K.
United States
the real thing

I love this paximadi. The only one better was a bakery in Heraklion, I forgot the name.

JL
09/08/2019
John L.
United States
Ancient Wheat Rusks

Brought back very fond memories of my visits to Greece. I especially enjoy these in a traditional home-made Greek salad with plenty of fresh tomatoes. The juice of the tomatoes is absorbed by the rusks and the salad becomes a recurring journey of my time in Greece. It's just a wonderful experience for me and the next best thing to actually being there!