Koulóuria (Greek Sesame Bread Rings)
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- Ready In:
- 2hrs 10mins
8 bread rings
- Mix all ingrdients EXCEPT sesame seeds to form a dough and knead by hand for approximately 10 minutes.
- You might need to add a little more flour, the dough should be soft but not sticky.
- Cover and let dough rise for about 30-50 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
- 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.
- Knead dough a second time and divide into 8 portions.
- Form each part into 13-14 inch long roll (about 3/4-1 inch thick). Shape into rings and press ends together.
- Put some warm water into a large bowl. Put sesame seeds on a plate.
- Carefully dip rings into warm water and then into sesame seeds to cover them on both sides.
- Put rings on baking tray and let rise for another 10 minutes.
- Bake for about 25-35 minutes.
- Koulóuria are done, when they are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
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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++++
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