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Greek Bread

Indulge in the time-honored flavors of Greece with my irresistible Greek bread recipe. This simple, yet delightful, recipe allows you to recreate the essence of Greek cuisine right in your own kitchen. Immerse yourself in the art of bread-making as I guide you through each step to achieve a perfectly fluffy and aromatic loaf of Greek bread. Get ready to savor the flavors of Greece with every bite of Greek cuisine right in your own home.

How to make Greek bread

Mixing the Dough

In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, dry yeast, sugar, salt, water, and olive oil. Mix the ingredients together until they form a cohesive dough.

Allowing the Dough to Rise

Let the dough rest for at least 40 minutes to rise. This period is essential for the yeast to work its magic, resulting in a light and airy texture.

Kneading the Dough

Sprinkle your work surface with some of the additional 100 g of all-purpose flour. Transfer the dough onto the surface and knead it gently. Incorporate the flour gradually as needed until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.

Shaping the Dough

Form the dough into a shape that fits your desired baking pot or vessel. Ensure it is evenly shaped for uniform baking.

Preheating the Oven

Preheat your oven to 430 F (220 C) with an empty pot placed inside. Allow both the oven and the pot to heat thoroughly. This step helps create the perfect environment for baking the greek bread.

Placing the Dough in the Pot

Carefully transfer the dough into the hot pot and give it a light spray of water. This will help create a crusty exterior while maintaining moisture inside. For added flavor and visual appeal, you can sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the dough.

Adding Decorative Carvings

Using a razor or a sharp knife, carve intricate patterns on the surface of the dough. This step not only enhances the bread’s appearance but also allows steam to escape during baking, preventing unwanted splitting.

Baking the Greek Bread

Cover the pot with its lid and bake the bread in the preheated oven at 430 F (220 C) for approximately 30-35 minutes. This initial high heat helps create a beautiful golden crust.

Uncovering and Finalizing the Greek Bread

Remove the pot’s lid and reduce the oven temperature to 350 F (180 C). Continue baking the bread for about 30 minutes or until it turns a gorgeous golden brown. This step ensures a fully cooked interior while maintaining a delightful crust.

Enjoying Your Greek Bread

Once baked, remove the pot from the oven and allow the bread to cool on a wire rack. Take a moment to savor the aroma filling your kitchen. When it’s time to serve, slice the Greek bread and pair it with your favorite spreads, cheeses, or enjoy it as the centerpiece of a Mediterranean-inspired meal.

Experience the magic of Greek bread right at home with my foolproof recipe. From the simple mixing of ingredients to the captivating aromas filling your kitchen, every step brings you closer to the authentic flavors of Greece. Let the allure of Mediterranean tradition embrace your senses as you savor each bite of this homemade Greek bread. Elevate your culinary journey with this treasured recipe that honors the rich heritage of Greece.

Greek Bread Recipe

Greek Bread Recipe

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 6 votes

Make your own homemade Greek Bread with this easy-to-follow recipe! Watch the whole video tutorial to avoid any mistakes! This recipe for Greek bread is really easy to follow, just make sure to watch the video.

Course: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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Greek Bread Ingredients

  • 1 kg 35 1/4 oz All Purpose Flour

  • 100 g 3 1/2 oz All Purpose Flour (for kneading)

  • 16 g 0.6 oz Dry yeast

  • 20 g 0.7 oz Sugar

  • 20 g 0.7 oz Salt

  • 50 g 1 3/4 oz Olive oil

  • 720 g 25.4 oz Water

Greek Bread Recipe directions

  • In a bowl mix flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, olive oil.
  • Let the dough rest for at least 40 minutes to rise.
  • Sprinkle the table with flour and knead the dough.
  • Form the dough in a shape to fit in your pot.
  • Preheat the oven at 430 F (220 C) with the empty pot inside the oven. Let the dough rest until the oven, as well as the pot, are well heated.
  • Put the dough in the hot pot and spray some water on it.
  • Add some sesame seeds on top (optional).
  • Carve the dough with a razor or a sharp knife.
  • Put the lid on the pot and bake for about 30-35 minutes at 430 F (220 C).
  • Take off the pot’s lid and bake again at 350 F (180 C) until golden brown (about 30 minutes)

Greek Bread Recipe video

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.9g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 0.7g 0%
  • Sodium 652mg 28%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 125mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 72.1g 24%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.8g 8%
    • Sugars 1.9g
  • Protein 10g 20%
  • Calcium 17%
  • Iron 4%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.