Barley Rusks (Dakos)
Malted barley grain is mainly used to brew beer and whiskey but is used here to give the barley rusks a sweet, nutty flavor. Look for it at home-brew stores or order it online, along with malted barley flour. Top these crunchy toasts with tomatoes, olive oil and feta, or serve them alongside dips like taramosalata and tzatziki. For breakfast, do as Cretans do and crumble them in a bowl and top with yogurt, fruit, nuts and seeds.
Tip: Find grape molasses, a syrup made from reduced grape must (freshly crushed grape juice with the skins, seeds and stems), at Middle Eastern markets or online.
To make ahead: Store airtight for up to 6 months.
Equipment: Parchment paper