Recipe for Rusks – Cretan Style Twice-Baked Bread

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On the island of Crete, a dish called Dakos, a type of Greek bruschetta is incredibly popular. To make it, you need Cretan rusks, which you can find in the markets. If you can’t find your own rusks, you can easily make a substitute at home. Even in Greece, this substitute is often made with leftover bread.

Rusks Recipe Ingredients:

Instructions to Make Cretan Rusks:

To make Dakos, you need one round loaf of bread that is on the small side. So, when you prepare the country bread according to the recipe, form the loaf into the shapes that you want.

Once you make the bread, let it cool completely. In fact, the process of making the rusks is easier if you set the bread on the counter for at last 24 hours.

When it is time to make the rusks, preheat the oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the loaves on a baking sheet and then place them in the center of the oven. Bake until the loaves are completely dried out. This should take 2-3 hours. However, keep checking the loaves every 30 minutes or so just to be safe.

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