Sesame Ring Bread
1 hr, 40 mins
• 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup whole wheat flour • 1 ½ tsp salt • 2 tbsp honey • 1 ½ cup lukewarm water (110-115F) • 2 packets Anthony’s Goods Active Dry Yeast • 2 tbsp sugar • 2 cups water • Anthony’s Goods Unhulled White Sesame Seeds, for coating
These Greek-style sesame rings are absolutely coated in seeds and perfect when enjoyed fresh out of the oven. We recommend pairing them with your favorite melted cheese and a drizzle of honey. 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and salt. Set aside. 2. In a small bowl, add the lukewarm water and stir in the honey. Add the active dry yeast and let rest for 5 minutes for it to foam up. 3. When the yeast has activated, pour the liquid into the flour mixture and mix well with your hands to combine. (If the mixture is too dry, add more water 1 tbsp at a time, as needed, until it comes together.) 4. On a clean, lightly-floured surface, knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth, stretchy and pulls away easily from your work surface. 5. Grease the bowl with olive oil and place the dough back inside, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 hour. The dough should double in size. 6. When the hour is almost up, prepare your coating ingredients: mix the water and sugar in one shallow bowl and pour 1 cup sesame seeds in another shallow bowl. Place them side by side. 7. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375F. 8. When the dough is ready, lightly oil a cutting board and deflate the dough. Cut it into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a thin log, overlap the ends to make a circle and press down with one finger. Dip each circle first into the sugar water and then into the sesame seeds. Coat each one entirely with sesame seeds and place on the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart. 9. Bake for 13-16 minutes until the bottoms are golden-brown.