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


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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

How to Make Kourkoubínia (Little Phyllo Rolls)


  • 1Take one phyllo sheet. The short side should be close to you.
  • 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.
  • 4Put the second sheet on top. Again brush with oil.
  • 5Again brush a strip of water at the very end of the short side of the phyllo that is further from you.
  • 6Take the side that is close to you and fold so as its edge to go couple of inches before the water strip.
  • 7Then start to roll the kourkoubínia.
  • 8Do the same with the rest of the sheets.
  • 9In the end you will have 3 logs.
  • 10Cut them in pieces two thumbs long.
  • 11Put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • 12Put the two cups of oil in high heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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About Kourkoubínia (Little Phyllo Rolls)

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

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