“skioufihta”: the Cretan traditional, handmade pasta

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Skioufihta are the local pasta – handmade, delicious, cooked in different ways according to your taste

The main ingredients are wheat flour, water, salt and a little olive oil. They have a cylindrical shape and are not made with a classic dough roll like many other fresh pastas. Their name “skioufihta” or “skioufikta” comes from the verb “skioufizo“, which means “to turn” in Cretan dialect. They therefore essentially bear the name of their manufacturing process. Once the dough is ready, it is cut into small pieces, then the pasta is turned by hand to obtain its final shape.

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