Place of originGreece
Main ingredientsWheat flours, fine cornmeal

Daktyla (Greek: Δάχτυλα) is a leavened 'country' or 'village' bread from Greece,[1] but also popular in Cyprus[2] and Turkey.[3]

It has a segmented shape resembling fingers of bread, which give it its name of 'finger bread'[4] (Δάχτυλα, Daktyla in Greek means "fingers"[1]), which is made by making deep slashes in a loaf before baking,[3] or making a row of rolls of dough and allowing them to become attached to each other at proving stage.[1] It is traditionally made from a 'country' flour, which is a mix of wheat flours and fine cornmeal, which gives it a light yellow colour,[1] and is topped with sesame and nigella seeds,[2][3] some recipes also include nigella seeds in the dough.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d 'Bread', Eric Treuille, Ursula Ferrigno, Ian O'Leary (Dorling Kindersley) ISBN 978-1-4053-1996-6
  2. ^ a b 'Store uses its loaf — and bakes new Polish bread' , Wishaw Press, 26 Sep 2007 - Retrieved 31 May 2010
  3. ^ a b c d 'The World Encyclopedia of Bread and Bread Making', Christine Ingram and Jennie Shapter (Lorenz Books) ISBN 1-85967-912-9
  4. ^ 'Daktyla: Greek finger bread' - Il Forno, 20 January 2004 - Retrieved 31 May 2010
  5. ^ Daktyla recipe King Arthur Flour - Retrieved 31 May 2010