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.
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. A product low in fat, but highly filling and digestible because of its high fiber content. One portion of the product contains half the amount of salt compared to one portion of bread. The mini round whole wheat rusks are small in size and are suitable for those who want to eat small meals during the day. Its shape provides the ideal base for imaginative small meals as you can garnish these mini rusks with any toppings you desire. Just choose the right ingredients and create a fast and perfectly balanced meal for every moment of the day.
The mini round rusks are small in size and are suitable for those who want to eat small meals during the day. Its shape provides the ideal base for imaginative small meals as you can garnish these mini rusks with any toppings you desire
Soak your dakos in water or olive oil for a few seconds to soften it a bit. Then top it with your favourite chopped tomatoes, crumbled feta, capers, olives or anchovies & Greek oregano. Sprinkle generously Greek extra virgin olive oil on top. Enjoy with your favourite glass of wine or ouzo with ice. Feels like a holiday in Crete!
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.
Our Cretan Extra virgin olive produced exclusively from the prime olive variety ‘’ Koroneiki’’. Its max acidity is 0,5%. The selective collection of the olive and the ‘’cold extraction’’ technique used with traditional mechanical means keeps and maintains the natural substances of the olive, ensuring the excellent quality of our olive oil. The olive oil from Koroni olives is delicious, with high nutritional value, and improves the health condition of the human body. The distinctive flavour, aroma, and rich composition of the oil, that our Koroni olives produce, is indeed very special and unique.
Our Greek Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil is characterized by a bursting fresh olive taste that reflects the sunny, warm climate of our homeland: Greece. A key element of the Mediterranean diet considered one of the most beneficial foods since it is associated with longevity and prevention of diseases. Use it: in salads and marinades, you as raw olive oil brings its rich sensory characteristics. In stews, by adding it 10 minutes before the end of cooking to enjoy the intense flavor and rich aroma. In brushing grilled meats, fish, or vegetables, thereby enhancing their flavor. But also in frying wherein extra virgin olive oil is the only oil that withstands high temperatures and remains hygienic. You can fry up to 3 times, by using the same amount.
Nutritional values (per 100ml):
Elea Creta’s products are ISO 22000, IFS and HACCP certified. They won the first prize on Germany’s Olìo Top 250 awards 2010 and have been recently awarded with London’s Great Taste Gold Award for 2012.
With rich aroma and velvety taste, our honey has the most nutrients, compared to other honeys, because of its high comprehensiveness in trace elements and mineral salts. It is a delicious combination of Blossom and Pine honey from Greek plains and mountains of Serres’ prefecture. The phenomenon of crystallization is rarely observed in pine honey because it is low in sugars. It is being produced in April and from August to November. Pine honey, which is a mixture of sugars and other ingredients, provides our body with a number of nutrients. Regarding to carbohydrates, honey mainly consists of fructose (approx. 38.5%) and glucose (approx. 31%) and also smaller amounts of maltose, sucrose and galactose.
Crystallization and quality: Crystallization is a natural phenomenon not related to the quality of the honey and does not cause any changes in its' nutritional value. A crystallized honey is neither adulterated nor damaged. It can be liquidated easily if you place the jar in a bain -mari with hot water 40 ° Celsius for a few mins.
The company applies system management of food safety by ISO 22000:2005 of International Organization for Standardization. The Aristotle university of Thessaloniki is constantly certifying honey's high quality level, with reports