Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vegan Greek Simiti/Koulouri

The Greek Simit are the popular sesame crusted bread rings sold on the street corners and bakeries everywhere in Athens. This is one of famous bread which suits prefectly for a busy Athenian's breakfast. Just a cup of coffee and this sesame bread rings is quite enough to fill anyone's tummy.When i was searching something different and interesting for this month's Baking Eggless,a monthly event owned by Gayathri, i got hooked to these cute looking sesame bread rings, as the host of this month Eggless baking, i suggested this bread rings to Gayathri and she accepted immediately.

 About the baking eggless group,every month a host will challenge the group members with a baked goodies with eggs, the member of this group should convert this baked goodies with eggs to an eggless bakes with available egg substitutes,obviously this bread rings are eggless, dairy free and completely vegan. The Original recipe used an egg and whole milk which i completely skipped and went for silken tofu.The addition of tofu turned this bread extremely spongy, if you serve them with jam or any spread for your breakfast am sure everyone at home will enjoy thoroughly this incredible sesame crusted bread rings.Also the original recipe went for grape-must syrup for coating this simiti which i completely skipped and used water for it.We loved having this fantastic nutty koulouri aka Simiti with our usual breakfast beverages, beware these simitis are quite filling and addictive too.Today is the last thursday of the month and its time to post for Vegan Thursdays, an vegan event running twice a month and this rasam goes to this event too.

Recipe Source: Here
2cups All purpose flour
2+1/2tsp Active dry yeast
2tbsp Sugar
1/2cup Silken tofu
2tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Salt
1cup Lukewarm water
1cup Sesame seeds
Water for coating

Take the yeast, luke warm water with a teaspoon of sugar and salt in a bowl,mix well and keep aside until they turns foamy.

Meanwhile take the flour,oil,remaining sugar and remaining salt in a bowl, gradually add the silken tofu and foamy yeast to form a soft and smooth dough.

Knead for few minutes and place the dough in a greased bowl, let the dough sit in warm place for an hour.

Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan until they turns slightly brown.

Punch down the dough and divide the dough as 10equal balls.

Now flate the ball and roll it to a long rope(i didnt used flour on my work surface,if you want please do add small amount of fall)

Bring the two ends of the rope together and twist to to form a two strands.

Form a ring and press the edges together or brush with little bit of water to make the ends stick.

Line a baking tray with a baking sheet.

Continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Now dip each ring in a bowl of water, and dip immediately into the sesame seeds. Continue the same process with the remaining rings.

Place the sesame crusted rolled rings over a baking sheet with enough space in between and bake for 20minutes until they turns golden brown.

Let them cool in wire rack, stock them in an air tightened box.

Enjoy this nutty bread rings with your favourite drink.


  1. Wow...that bread looks amazing... I want one right now

  2. Oh Priya, These look wonderful, nice clicks!

  3. wow such an fantastic bread :) looks fab .. love the way you made them eggless aks :)

  4. Delicious and lovely looking kolouri.

  5. This looks way too good priya. Absolutely delightful :)

  6. Fascinating recipe.Nice description and eggless bake..what more to ask for ? And the rings looks absolutely fresh and perfect !

  7. looks so fantastic!!! and it was delicious!!

  8. Super tempting and gorgeous bread, very well made akka.

  9. beautifully baked bread.....looks amazing

  10. it looks amazing akka... so well made...

  11. wow, freshly baked can smell it all the way here :)

  12. wow, freshly baked can smell it all the way here :)

  13. They look just amazing ...Love the swirl shape of it...

  14. wonderful vegan bread with tofu sis,superb :-)

  15. vegan koulouri.. :) wow! the pics r so tempting that wish the screen had a facilty here to let me choose n eat what I wished for!

  16. Hello Priya,
    Is there away I can reach you via email. I wanted to get some blogging tips from you as I want to start my blog.:)


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