Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sesame Circles

Greeks were the first people to make really good breads. They baked loaves, rolls, and cakes from whole wheat, rice and barley. They added cheese, honey, milk, poppy seeds, and oil to improve the taste.

Recipe taken from


  • oil for baking sheet
  • flour to dust work surface
  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 425. Use a paper towel to spread oil evenly on the baking sheet so the breads won't stick to the pan while baking (or just use Pam like I did or didn't on the 2nd pan which stuck).
  • Dust flour on the work surface and use the rolling pin to roll out the bread dough.
  • Flatten it to about 1/4 inch thick, and then cut it into strips 1/2 inch wide. Piece together 2 strips to make a longer strip.
  • Form these strips into circles on the baking sheet, overlapping the ends.
  • Brush a little milk on the strips and sprinkle on some sesame seeds.
  • Bake the circles for 15 minutes, until they are just golden brown

We didn't actually use this recipe, because I couldn't find the frozen bread dough at Walmart. We just made the circles with Pillsbury breadsticks, added the milk and sesame seeds.

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