Turkish Simit This Traditional Turkish sImit bread is a little bit of a project but it’s so fun to make and it’s so tasty with all the toasted sesame seeds on top. Simit is popular Turkish street food. Instead of being boiled like a bagel, the twisted circles of dough get a quick dip in sweetened water before dredging in sesame seeds. The result is a crisp exterior and a light.
Turkish simit is a delicious sesame crusted bread that you can have for breakfast. with some cheese tomato and a cup of tea.
So let’s make it. It’s time for one of the most delicious Turkish recipes out there: Simit, a beautiful bread shapes like a ring, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.
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WHAT IS SIMIT?
Simit is a sesame crusted, circular bread from Turkey. Also known as Turkish bagel.
Servings For: 6-8 People Prep Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 cups all purpose flour plus 2-3 tbsp more if needed
1 ½ cup warm water
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup grape or pomegranate molasses
½ cup water
1 ½ cup sesame seeds toasted, and black seeds.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix sugar, yeast, 4 cups flour and salt.
Add in warm water and vegetable oil. Mix using the dough hook until the dough comes together and is a bit sticky. If the dough is not coming together, add 2-3 tablespoons all purpose flour.
Knead the dough using the dough hook for about 8 minutes until it’s no longer sticky. Cover and let it rise for 1.5 hours until it doubles in size. Place the sesame seeds in a large sheet, and mix the molasses with ½ cup water. Sit aside.
After 1.5 hours, punch the dough down and divide it into 16 pieces. Roll out 2 pieces into 25 inch tubes each and lay them parallel to each other.
Roll the tubes in opposite directions to make a twist. Meet the ends and pinch them together to make a ring. Repeat with the remaining 14 pieces to make 7 more rings.
Dip each ring in molasses and water mixture then in sesame seeds and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Cover loosely and let it rise for another 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the simits are brown.