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Prepare time:30 min
Bake time: 18 to 20 min
Yield: 56 koulourakia (app.)

Try these traditional Greek koulourakia with your morning coffee and you’ll be amazed by their wonderful flavor. They’re crispy, low fat and ideal for fasting periods. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 200 g soft margarine
  • 200 g sugar, granulated
  • 70 ml orange juice
  • 500 g self raising flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground mastic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

1
In a large mixing bowl beat margarine and sugar for 10 min until light and fluffy. Mix in the orange juice.

2
Combine flour with cinnamon and mastic.

3
Add half of the flour mixture and keep beating on low speed.

4
Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of your bowl.
Gradually add the rest of the flour mixture and knead gently.

5
Cover with plastic and allow to rest for 20 min.

6
Take the dough out and start shaping in any shape you like. 
Arrange them on paper lined baking trays.

7
Mix honey with water and brush the koulourakia.

8
INFO: Brushing koulourakia & cookies with this mixture, adds extra colour and flavor.

9
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

10
Bake in a preheated oven at 190⁰C / 375⁰F for 18 to 20 min.
Enjoy!

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