Kourkoubínia (Little Phyllo Rolls)

Katerina Delidimou


These are very easy, very tasty little Greek treats

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1 Hr
30 Min
Deep Fry


phyllo sheets
corn oil or canola or sunflower oil for brushing the sheets
little water for brushing the edges of sheets
2 cups
corn oil or canola or sunflower oil for frying the kourkoubínia


1 ½ cups
1 cup
1 cinnamon stick
lemon juice
½ tsp
vanilla extract


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1Take one phyllo sheet. The short side should be close to you.

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2Brush with oil. Not very much.

3Brush a strip of water at the very end of the short side of the phyllo that is further from you.

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4Put the second sheet on top. Again brush with oil.

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5Again brush a strip of water at the very end of the short side of the phyllo that is further from you.

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6Take the side that is close to you and fold so as its edge to go couple of inches before the water strip.

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7Then start to roll the kourkoubínia.

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8Do the same with the rest of the sheets.

9In the end you will have 3 logs.

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10Cut them in pieces two thumbs long.

11Put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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12Put the two cups of oil in high heat.

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13Take them out of the fridge and fry them in batches until they are golden brown.

14Remove and drain from the excessive oil. Let them cool.

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15For the Syrup

In a medium pot put all ingredients except the vanilla extract and bring to boil.

16Let it boil for 5 minutes and then turn off the fire.

17Pour the vanilla extract.

18Remove the cinnamon stick and start throwing the kourkoubínia in batches, letting them 1 minute per batch.

19Remove and let them cool for couple of minutes.

20You can eat them like this or sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #phyllo, #Syrup