“Koulouri” is one of the most traditional and delicious Greek snacks. It is one of those things like a New York pretzel that awaken your fondest childhood memories. Although, it is considered to be an indulgence it is one of the healthiest sources of carbohydrates, proteins and other nutrients. It is a circular bread with sesame seeds that is often enjoyed at breakfast with a selection of cheeses and jams.

Today our in-house chef Dora Aretaki is sharing with you her amazing “koulouri” recipe… Enjoy!

5 oz ( 150 gr ) bread flour
12 oz ( 350 gr ) all purpose flour
2 packs of dry yeast
1 1/4 tea spoon of salt
2 1/2 table spoons ( 35 gr )  of sugar
300 ml water

For the toping
Sesame seeds
2 table spoons sugar
400 ml water

Mix  the yeast with the water and let the mixture rest for about 10 minutes.
Add all the ingredients and mix with the dough hook , with slow circular movements for about 7 minutes.
Let the dough rest in a bowl covered with plastic film until it doubles in size.
Preheat the oven 380 F ( 200 C )
Cut the dough in 70 gr pieces ( about 12 )
Form each one in a ball
Knead each ball in a long roll and bring the two edges together to form a circle.
Dip them in a bowl with water – sugar  and then inside a plate with sesame.
Place them in rays that are lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 15 minutes.

Enjoy!