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Sesame Bagels, koulouria Thessalonikis

Cuisine: Greek, Traditional Greek


  • 500 gr of plain flour
  • 2 tsp of yeast
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 250 gr warm not hot water
  • Sesame seeds


  • Put the flour in a large bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients and at last put the warm water on the mixture.
  • Knead the dough until smooth and soft and not sticky in to your hands.
  • Let it rest in a warm place by wrapping the bowl with the dough in a clean kitchen towel. You can leave it rest as long as you like or until the dough has doubled its size ( it usually takes more than an hour) After the dough is ready you need to form smooth balls and knead each one of them by hand in to a long roll, bring the two edges together to form a circle.
  • Put in a bowl warm water and use another for the sesame seeds
  • Deep each bagel in to the bowl with water and straight after in to the sesame seeds, the water helps the sesame seeds to stick in to the dough.
  • Place them in a baking tray that have been lined with baking paper, so they won’t stick.
  • Bake for 30 min at 180C or until brown (depends on the oven).