Apr 04 , 2021
Homemade Turkish Simit
Simit breads - a popular Turkish street food, are sesame bread rings, which look similar to bagels. They are sold on every street corner in Turkey and are popular for breakfast or as a snack!
Enjoy them plain, or for breakfast with tea, fruit preserves, cheese or eggs. It's common to tear off pieces and dip them in cream cheese. For a royal-like twist, have them with feta cheese and slices of olives! Yum~
HOMEMADE TURKISH SIMIT
FOR MAKING SIMIT:
500g Bread flour
1 tsp Yeast
1 tsp Salt
FOR DIPPING SIMIT:
1 cup Molasses sugar
6 tbsp Water
FOR SESAME COATING:
250g White or brown sesame
50g Black sesame
- MOLASSES MIXTURE: In a saucepan, cook molasses sugar and water over medium heat until syrup is slightly thickened. Set aside to cool. It will thicken more as it cools.
- SIMIT: Use bread machine to mix bread ingredients and knead for 20 minutes.
- Power off bread machine and leave dough to rise in it for an hour or until it has doubled in size.
- On a working surface, punch dough down to remove any air bubbles. Divide into 16 pieces and shape into balls.
- Roll out 2 pieces into 28-30cm long tubes, lay parallel, roll tubes in opposite direction to make a twist. Join both ends together to form a ring. Repeat step 5 with the remainder.
- Dip a ring in molasses mixture then in sesame seeds and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat step 6 with the remainder.
- Cover loosely with tea towel and let it rise for another 40 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200C. Spray some water in oven. Bake simit for 15-17 minutes. Serve warm!
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