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Moustokouloura

Moustokouloura: Greek pastries made with grape must, olive oil, orange juice, and other ingredients, available in crispy or soft variations.

Greek ‘Moustokouloura’

During the grape-harvest and prior to putting the must into barrels, a quantity of must is put aside to make a variety of treats. One of the most popular is a Greek bakery product called moustokouloura.

These koulourakia are made easily and quickly and are suitable as a snack at work or at school. With grape must as a base, they are made with the addition of olive oil, water, fresh orange juice or fresh milk, sugar, cognac, flour, and baking powder.

Moustokouloura can be crispy or soft, depending on how much flour is used. They are made from strands twisted into rounds or into an “s”-shape. After being baked in the oven, they can be sprinkled with sesame seeds. By substituting orange juice for milk, they become a Lenten treat.

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