Spyros Blentzas' Greek Koulourakia

40 min 4-6 servings
  • 350g Lurpak® Unsalted butter
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 12g baking powder (sifted)
  • 3g baking soda (sifted)
  • 250g plain flour (sifted)
  • 150g sesame seeds
Spyros Blentzas' Greek Koulourakia


Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Using a hand-held blender, combine the Lurpak® Unsalted butter and sugar until the mixture is creamy and pale. Then add the orange juice and mix until all the sugar is dissolved.

Next add two eggs (one by one) and combine. Then add the baking powder, baking soda and a handful of flour before mixing together by hand. Keep mixing and adding the flour a handful at a time until a very soft dough starts to form (this should be to the point where the dough doesn’t stick to your hands anymore). Test the dough by seeing if you can roll a long shape out of it and it holds.

Make the dough into small plaits before placing on a tray lined with baking parchment. Use the remaining eggs to create an egg wash for the top, brush over the koulourakia, and then add sesame seeds.

Place them into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.