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

See Recipe

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EB
12/22/2023
Eric B.
United States United States

A great piece of toast!

Loved it! The right consistency, the right rough taste, really what we were looking for.

DH
02/22/2023
Denise H.
United States United States

Worth the splurge!

These are delicious! I turned my nose up to them in Crete last year. My bad! I like they are made with ancient grain and the traditional baking technique. If you’re a low carb snob like me you need to try them!

RJ
02/20/2023
Rebecca J.
United States United States

Barley love

Whole grain deliciousness!!!

MF
10/21/2021
Margot F.
United States United States

Rusks

Rusks are great with soups or salads, they give crunch and bite to an otherwise soft meal. These rusks have a complex flavor close to whole wheat, but with a hint of rye or something. Very nice, I use them to dip in my coffee too when what I really want is a cookie but we keep cookies out of the house. Did you ever dip your toast in coffee? then you know how nice that can be.

WB
03/29/2021
William B.
United States United States

Ancient grain rusks are awesome!

We placed them on the bottom of our Greek salads. They are incredible!