Koulóuria (Greek Sesame Bread Rings)

Recipe by Inge 1505
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins




  • 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.