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Fresh Cretan Pasta – Skioufihta


For the pasta

  • Combine both types of flour along with 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl.
  • Create a small well in the middle and add the water and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Mix with your hands or in a mixer with the hook attachment, until you create a firm dough.
  • Add the last tablespoon of olive oil and knead again for 1 minute.
  • Transfer dough to a resealable bag or wrap in plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Once the dough has been allowed to rest, cut a piece of it and roll it into a thin “rope” on a floured working surface.
  • Cut rope into 2 cm pieces.
  • To give the pasta a nicer shape and texture, roll each piece of dough on your working surface, using your fingers. You want to create rolled pieces of pasta with a hollow center.
  • Place the finished pieces into a bowl and dust them with a generous amount of flour so that they don’t stick together.
  • When all of the dough is ready, transfer them to a sieve in batches. Shake to release the extra flour.
  • Bring a pot full of generously salted water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add the pasta and stir with a slotted spoon. Boil for 2-3 minutes.

For the sauce

  • Quarter the mushrooms.
  • Place a pan over medium heat. Add some olive oil and the mushrooms. Sauté until golden and season with salt and pepper.
  • When ready, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Wipe down the pan with some paper towels. Place over medium heat and add a little olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and garlic. Add them to the pan and sauté.
  • When ready, add the mushrooms. When they are heated through, add the white wine and let it reduce.
  • Add the water reserved from boiling the pasta. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until the sauce thickens.
  • When ready, remove from heat. Add the butter, herbs and grated parmesan.
  • Ready to serve.


You can serve this pasta with some grapes.

You can serve this Cretan pasta with rooster stew or boiled lamb. If you choose to serve it with boiled lamb, strain the lamb broth and use it to boil the pasta instead of plain salted water. It will really add a wonderful flavor to the pasta. 

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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
9 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
8 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
9 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
13 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
9 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
4 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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