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Greek Prosphora Bread (Offering Bread)

Greek bread recipe - Prosphora bread
Greek bread - Prosphora bread
Greek Prosphora Bread (Offering Bread)

Greek Prosphora Bread (Offering Bread)

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Experience the timeless allure of Greek Prosphoro bread, where culinary artistry blends with spiritual reverence. Unveil the secrets of crafting this cherished bread, from nurturing the sourdough starter to sprinkling rose water as a final touch. Embark on a journey that transcends the kitchen, connecting you to the heart of Greek tradition and culture.

Course: BreadCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2000 g 70.5 oz All purpose flour

  • 1300 g 45.9 oz Water, lukewarm

  • 100 g 3.5 oz Fresh yeast

  • 150 g 5.3 oz Seed oil

  • 300 g 10.6 oz Sugar

  • 40 g 1.4 oz Ouzo

  • 40 g 1.4 oz Anise seeds

  • 30 g 1.1 oz Salt

  • 100 g 3.5 oz Icing sugar

  • Rose water

  • Extra flour for kneading

Recipe directions

  • Preparing the Sourdough Starter
  • Add 1 1/2 tsp of the sugar in a bowl. Add the fresh yeast, some water, some of the flour and mix well.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Making the Bread Dough
  • Transfer the sourdough to a big bowl. Add the remaining sugar, water and mix.
  • Add the seed oil, anise seeds into the bowl and mix.
  • Gradually add the flour while mixing.
  • Add the ouzo, salt and knead for about 5 minutes.
  • Set the dough aside for about 40 minutes.
  • Kneading the bread
  • Sprinkle some flour on a wooden surface. Transfer the dough on the floured surface and knead a bit.
  • Cut four pieces of 14 oz (400 g) each. Set the remaining large piece of the dough aside.
  • Knead all the dough pieces slightly and shape them into rounds.
  • Place each dough into round baking pans lined with parchment paper. Press the dough gently to fit in the baking pans.
  • Spray some water on the dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 340 F (170 C) air. Bake the smaller pieces for 20-25 minutes and the big one for about 45-50 minutes.
  • Set the bread aside to cool.
  • Spray some rose water on the bread and sprinkle icing sugar on top.

Nutrition Facts

20 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.6g 4%
    • Saturated Fat 0.4g 0%
  • Sodium 588mg 25%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 237mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 99.2g 33%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 20.2g
  • Protein 12.6g 24%
  • Calcium 33%
  • Iron 6%

* 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.