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Bazza123's picture
Bazza123

Greek street bread

While in Athens Greece, I had these MOST delicious breads. They are a type of Sesame pretzel. However, I did have a pretzel once in New York and it was "chewy - actually quite tough to eat" - but these Greek pretzels were sweet and crunchy ( you could break them in half quite easily) 

 

Looking for any kind of guidance towards a recipe for them

 

Thanks 

 

Barry

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dwcoleman

Did it look these on this site? 

koulouri is a circular bread with sesame seeds, very common in Turkey, as well as in Greece and other parts of the Balkans. The characteristics of Koulouri (size, crunchiness/chewiness, etc.) tend to vary by region. In the city of ?zmir, Koulouri is known as “gevrek,” (literally, ‘crisp’) although it is very similar to the Istanbul variety.

 

http://diningsmart.com/Ethnic/Greek/greek_sesame_bread_.html

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de3montecarlo

They are called Koulouria and are from thessaloniki. Here is a good recipe and an amazing Greek food site: http://www.kalofagas.ca/2010/09/19/koulouria-thessalonikis/

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Bazza123

Thanks for the quick replies. That is what we had in Athens - like the top post ( ie not braided) -- now to see if we can copy them!! :)  

 

Barry