- sumashi Dec 8, 2006 09:01 PM
I'm trying to help out my parents in this hunt for a greek bread!
My parents went to Greece in the summer to visit friends.
There is a particular type of bread that they ate, usually for breakfast.
I may have the spelling wrong, but it is something like "koloraea".
My parents described it to me as having a sort of hard texture. It is not a cookie!
We even drove down to the Danforth and went found a greek bakery.
They pointed us out to something they had when we asked for the koloraea.
We ended up buying a dozen, but it wasn't what my parents were looking for.
I'd appreciate any recommendations, thanks!!
I'm not positive, but is what you're trying to describe a baguette-type product? I've never heard of the word you're describing it as, but I do know that a Greek type baguette, usually round, white bread with sesame seeds on top is called a "kouloura" pronounced koo-loora.
But what threw me off was that you said it was sort of hard. The only other thing I can think of is "paximathi" pronounced PA-xi-MA-THEE, which is kind of like a Greek biscotti-bread. Here's a link to an example: http://www.greekproducts.com/paximadi...
The bakeries on the Danforth should have it, if not, try Kostas Meats on Ellesmere and Warden. He's pretty good.
I think what you mentioned at first, the kouloura, is probably what i'm looking for. My mom DID mention to me that it was round, king of like a bagel shape but without a hole?
I'll check out Kostas Meats sometime since that's sort of closer to me uptown.
Yes, it is a great place! The bread requested I actually bought today and it is oh so good with the hard crust harder and more flavourful than Italian or Portuguese breads. Certainly it is a destination for me with all it's fine products, even specialty grocery, and at Serano Bakery, this out-of-towner almost always gets parking fairly easily in the small plaza lot!
Was it soft inside? Santorini's in Thornhill serves a large round loaf that has a hard crust but is soft inside. It reminds me of Portuguese cornbread.
kouloura/ koulouri is the bread that you are describing. it is a ring that is hard with sesame seeds. its yummy and is sold in bakeries and on street coirners all over greece. while i know its not what you are looking for, tsoureki is even yummier.a fluffy bread that is a little sweet. toasted with butter it is heaven...
you can go to www.artopolis.net and order.