Koulouri is a type of bread made during the Easter period. The Koulouri is of a small to medium size and is crisp on the outside, soft on the inside.

It is a sweet type of bread and ingredients include flour, milk, butter, yeast, salt, , water , mahlep, mastic, sugar, cinnamon, sesame seeds and aniseed.

Once all the ingredients are mixed the dough is separated and rolled into six pieces.

The dough is covered with the aniseed and the sesame seeds and incisions are made along the length of the bread which makes it easier to cut each piece off when it is cooked.

The bread is left to breathe for about one and a half hours and it is then placed in the over to cook. Cooking time takes about 35-40 minutes.

 

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