Fluffy Artoulakia With Chocolate Chips (Greek Breakfast Recipe)

Recipe by Random Rachel
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • Make kanelozoumo by bringing 1 cup of water and a dash of cinnamon to a boil. Allow to cool until it is warm, but not hot.
  • Place kanelozoumo, 1/2 cup flour, tsp or sugar, and yeast in a bowl and mix well. Allow yeast to proof for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  • Add brown sugar, mahlepi, masticha, vanilla, bacon grease, and mix well.
  • Add the flour slowly and knead until you have a soft, pliable dough.
  • Cover dough and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size - about an hour.
  • Punch dough down and lightly knead. Divide into 12 pieces.
  • Roll one piece of dough out into about a 3" x 12" rectangle. lightly sprinkle with chocolate chips, and roll the bottom up to form a long tube of dough filled with chocolate chips. Roll the tube into a spiral so it looks like a snail. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  • Cover, and allow artoulakia to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 350*F oven for 15-20 minutes until golden.