Koulouria Thesalonikis

Koulouri Thessalonikis (Greek Sesame Bread rings) are incredibly crunchy on the outside with an amazingly soft and slightly chewy centre. These koulouria are  covered with toasted sesame seeds and are a staple in greek bakeries.




The dough

  • 150 gr plain flour.
  • 350 gr strong flour (bread flour).
  • 8 gr salt.
  • 50 gr sugar.
  • 300 ml water (room temperature)
  • 2  sachets dry yeast

Dipping the koulouria

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 500 mls warm water
  • sesame seeds


Cooking method

  1. Pour the water into a mixing bowl and add the dry yeast. Dissolve the yeast and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes add the rest of the dough ingredients and knead in the mixer for 7 minutes on a medium power.
  3. Set dough aside to rest (30mins). While the dough is rising turn the oven on to preheat at 200c fan forced.
  4. Once the dough has doubled in size, its time to start rolling out the dough. Divide the dough in 10. You can either make rings or plats.
  5. Once you have the shape you want dip it in the sugar-water and then dip it in the sesame seeds.
  6. Cook for 15-20 mins until golden brown.


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