Koulóuria (Greek Sesame Bread Rings)

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

Posted for the World Zaar Tour 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingrdients EXCEPT sesame seeds to form a dough and knead by hand for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. You might need to add a little more flour, the dough should be soft but not sticky.
  3. Cover and let dough rise for about 30-50 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  4. Meanwhile preheat oven (440°F, 225°C) and grease baking tray or cover it with baking paper. Put a wide ovenproof dish filled with hot water on the bottom of the oven to have steam, which will make for a better result.
  5. Knead dough a second time and divide into 8 portions.
  6. Form each part into 13-14 inch long roll (about 3/4-1 inch thick). Shape into rings and press ends together.
  7. Put some warm water into a large bowl. Put sesame seeds on a plate.
  8. Carefully dip rings into warm water and then into sesame seeds to cover them on both sides.
  9. Put rings on baking tray and let rise for another 10 minutes.
  10. Bake for about 25-35 minutes.
  11. Koulóuria are done, when they are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.


Most Helpful

The Koulóuria are easy to make and the seasme add a wonderful flavor to these bread rings or curls. The have a frim but still fluffy texture. Do not overbake them.

Thorsten November 01, 2005

Delicious rolls. I was unsure what it meant to form "curls" so I plaited the strips and then made them into rings. They worked out fine, looked very pretty (despite the fact that all I had were black sesame seeds_ and tasted great.

Chef Kate October 29, 2005

SO WONDERFUL! I made this for my Greek father, I am sure he will love it. I had to add just a titch more water, I used canola oil, and it did take a lot of sesame seeds! I used my mixer with the dough hook to avoid all the work. It took about 40 min. to rise. I used parchment paper and it was great. The only thing was they were almost over-baked at 25 minutes in my oven, so be careful on the time! They were perfectly crunchy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside! It's like a sesame bagel. A++++

Chef TKN September 20, 2013

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