Greek Handmade Whole Wheat Locust Beans ( Carob ) Rusks, 1kg


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  • Greek Handmade Whole Wheat Locust Beans Rusks. Traditional Cretan Carob Haroupenio Dakos Paximadi. Net weight 1kg (2x500g) :

    A rusk is a food that we encounter from ancient times until today. It's a form of dry and crunchy bread that has received twice the usual exposure to fire (in a stove). Its recipe resulted from the need for rural families, where the wife was also busy being involved in agricultural work, was not able to knead fresh bread on a daily basis. Therefore, she used to knead a large quantity of bread once, which was then consumed fresh as long as it could last (2-3 days) and the rest was roasted a second time in the oven, in order to expel excess moisture and last even more. There is a large variety of rusks that are produced from different kinds of flours.

    The humble carob – Ceratonia siliqua – is known by many names. Be it called St John’s bread, locust bean, locust-tree, or carob bush, this evergreen produces a type of superfood that offers a lot of health benefits. Carob flour is a dark colour flour, which is a naturally sweet alternative flour for bakery. Made with simple ingredients, rusks have a high nutritional value as they contain plenty of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, and micronutrients. No preservatives, no chemical additives. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. Carob rusks have a unique taste due to the use of our Carob flour, well known for its rich flavour and aroma as long as its health benefits.

    A secret for the best dakos you’ve ever had: sprinkle water or olive oil on the rusks in order to soften them before adding the tomatoes. Make sure you use ripe, juicy tomatoes, grated over the rusks so it absorbs all the juice. Season and drizzle with some evoo. Finish the dish with crumbled feta or mizithra cheese (or a mix of both), a generous drizzle of evoo, some wild Greek oregano, Kalamata olives, capers or kritamo, if desired. Enjoy with your favourite glass of wine or ouzo with ice. Feels like a holiday in Crete!


  • Ingredients:

    • Logust flour (16%), Whole meal barley flour, Whole meal wheat flour, Whole meal rye flour, Olive oil, Salt, Yeast.

    • Keep in a cool and dry place. soak your dakos in water or olive oil for a few seconds to soften it a bit.

  • When persistence, love and tradition are combined with the purest ingredients on the island of Crete, then we’re talking about Kostomanolakis Bakery Cretan rusks. Just as delicious and authentic as they were back in 1952 !  The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization.

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