Taste of Cyprus Local Food Aniseed koulourakia

Aniseed koulourakia

Ingredients

1 cup herb butter

1 cup sunflower or corn oil

1 cup sugar

1 cup orange juice

1 pinch of baking soda

2 cups of ouzo

2 tablespoons of anise

3 teaspoons of baking powder

1 kg of flour

1 ½ cup sesame

Method

Step 1:

Add 2 cups of water in a saucepan and, when boiled, add the sesame. Boil for 2-3 minutes and strain. Apply a towel on a round tray or any other surface and put the sesame in. Spread it well and cover it.

Step 2:

In a bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. Add the anise and stir. Melt the butter and let it cool down. Put it together with the oil and sugar in the mixer. Mix until the mixture has dipped. Then use the dough hook and add the orange juice at low speed after adding the baking soda, ouzo and a little bit of the flour mixture.

Step 3:

Take the dough out of the mix and divide the dough into 5 “loaves”. Then press them with your hands to spread. The size depends on how thick and wide you want your koulourakia to be. Put the “loaves” in sesame and press them to stick. You also turn them to cover the with sesame.

Step 4:

Put non-stick labels on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Put the “loaves” on the baking pan and cut them into thin slices. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Step 5:

Allow the loaves to cool. Cut the slices and spread them on the baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the buns and cook for another 10 minutes. If you want them to be drier, put them in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

By Yiannoula Christou

 

Top Stories

How European Banking Supervision can help fight economic impact of coronavirus outbreak in Europe

By Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB These are dramatic days for Europe and its citizens. The coronavirus outbreak has severely...

U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths, Fauci warns

U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New...

Limassol: 45 booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

  Limassol police officers on Sunday booked another 45 people for breaking the stay at home decree as police spokesman Ioannis Soteriades told CNA that...

Two more test positive in Turkish-held north

Two more have tested positive in Turkish-held north Cyprus, bringing the total to 64, the Cyprus News Agency reports. It said that three of the...

Minister rebukes irresponsible behaviour

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Sunday expressed concern over the large increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases saying tracing had shown that...

Taste

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....

Classic Pastitsio

Prepare the mince sauce: heat the butter in a pan and sauté the mince with the onion and garlic until nicely browned, mixing well....

Grilled vegetable and goat cheese rolls

Brush the vegetables with olive oil and season. Heat a pan/griddle and cook them carefully until golden on both sides, making sure their shape...