Greek / Recipes

Koulouri – Greek Sesame Seed Bread Ring Snack


A taste of Greece – koulouri ❤️🇬🇷 My favorite snack. So easy to just grab some at the street while walking around in the city.

These has the authentic taste and takes you straight back to Greece. This recipe has a “secret” ingredient – Tahini! If you don’t have tahini, a homemade recipe is also included

Koulouri

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 cup water + 3 tablespoons to mix the yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (the secret ingredient)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 250ml lukewarm full fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar for the sesame seeds
  • Sesameseeds
  • Water

Directions

  1. Mix the yeast with 3 tablespoons water and sugar. Leave it for 10 minutes.
  2. Add flour, water, tahini, egg, oil and milk. Add the salt last.
  3. Mix and knead by hand for at least 10-15 minutes or with machine for 8 minutes. If the dough is loose add more flour, too hard add more water.
  4. Oil a bowl and place the dough inside. Cover with plastic and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 parts. Roll out to long sausages about 20-25 cm (7-9 inches), dip in water and roll in sesame seeds. Add 1 tablespoon sugar to the sesame seeds to make them stick better to the rings. Shape as a ring and place it on some parchment paper on a baking tray. I got 4 rings on my tray.
  6. Put an oven rack in the bottom of your oven. Add oven proof dish filled with hot water on the rack.
  7. Heat the oven to 200C (392 Fahrenheit) and bake the rings in the middle of the oven until they are golden. Approx 15-20 minutes.

Homemade tahini – 3 ingredients only

Ingredients

  • A cup of sesame seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Directions

  1. add a cup of sesame seeds to a dry pan at medium heat, stir and keep stirring until they get a little color, be careful, they burn easily.
  2. Add the toasted sesame seeds to a mixed with blades. Mix for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and keep mixing, add more oil if needed, the tahini should be smooth and runny.
  4. Add salt and mix until its has that runny smooth texture.

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