Greek Koulouria Gluten Free Recipe
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 220g or 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp ouzo
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 455g or 3½ cups plain gluten free flour*
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • To brush
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • Optional - sesame seeds to sprinkle
  • *I use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 plain gluten free baking flour
Instructions
Conventional Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl for 1 minute until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs to butter mixture one at a time and beat until fully incorporated.
  4. Add milk, ouzo, vanilla extract, both zests and beat to combine.
  5. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to dough, beat until combined. The dough is quite soft so chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour to make it easier to roll.
  6. Roll dough into thin 15 cm logs. If your dough is too sticky add more flour. Fold, twist or plait each log into desired shape.
  7. Place koulouria on lined baking tray and brush with egg wash. Optional - sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Thermomix Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Mix butter and sugar in Thermomix 30 sec/speed 5 until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs to butter mixture one at a time on speed 4 until fully incorporated.
  4. Add milk, ouzo, vanilla extract and both zests. Mix 10 sec/speed 4.
  5. Sift flour and baking powder together and add to Thermomix. Beat 10 sec/speed 4 until a soft dough forms. The dough is quite soft so chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour to make it easier to roll.
  6. Roll dough into thin 15 cm logs. If your dough is too sticky add more flour. Fold, twist or plait each log into desired shape.
  7. Place koulouria on lined baking tray and brush with egg wash. Optional - sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe by Helen Tzouganatos at https://helentzouganatos.com/greek-koulouria-gluten-free-recipe/