Easy, fast and tasty.
Cretan xerotigana are an essential treat of any traditional wedding in Crete. Learn how to make amazing xerotigana.


1 pound flour
1 wine glass of raki
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
water (about 2 cups.)

1 kg sugar
1/2 pound of water
5-6 tsp. tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 wine glass of honey


    We place the
flour in a bowl, an open potholes in the center and pour in the raki, olive oil, salt and water.
Slowly pull the flour from the sides and knead a tight dough. We let it for a while to <rest>.
We open a foil strip about 1 meter and we cut in into 4 smaller strips. We drop some oil in a pot.
When the oil boils, wrap the band one by one separately in our fingers starting with two fingers, then three and then four to finish up the lane. We stick the tip and we drop it into the hot oil. With two forks stuck their turn these rings, trying not to lose its round shape.
When browning the xerotigano we place it on absorbent paper, while we continue with another.
After we bake the xerotigana we prepare the syrup: for 15 minutes we boil sugar with water and cinnamon and at the end we add honey and lemon.
Dip one by one in the hot syrup the xerotigano, let it get a slight boil and then place it on a platter and sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped walnuts or sesame or both.

Τι χρειαζόμαστε:

  • 1 κιλό αλεύρι σκληρό
  • 1 κρασοπότηρο ρακή
  • 1 κουταλιά λάδι
  • 1 κουταλιά αλάτι
  • νερό όσο πάρει (περίπου 2 φλ.)



  • 1 κιλό ζάχαρη
  • 1/2 κιλό νερό
  • 5-6 κουτ. σούπας κανέλλα
  • 1/2 κρασοπότηρο μέλι
  • λεμόνι

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Traditional Sight and Food

Gerani Square,
Rethymnon, pc 74100.
Telephone: +30 28310 31800
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Traditional sight and food.

You can find us, 7 km from Rethymnon, at Gerani village. Our village combines mountain and sea.

Telephones 28310.31800 and anytime on 6973.344298.

During the summer months we open to visitors from 10:00 for breakfast. During the day enjoy food, koffee and drinks.

We also accept groups of up to 70 people and any kind of gathering.