Turkish simit recipe

Recipe Simit is a bagel with sesame seeds, common in Turkey. It has a terrific crisp and is usually of impressive size, although he himself is most often thin! The most important rule is to eat on the day of preparation. Simites are often served for breakfast with various snacks, kaymak, etc.

CategoryCuisineCooking MethodTags, , , , , , , DifficultyBeginner
Yields8 Servings
Prep Time45 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr
Ingredients:
 2 tbsp instant yeast
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp sugar
 4 cups all purpose flour plus 2-3 tbsp more if needed
 1 ½ cups warm water
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 ¼ cup grape molasses
 ½ cup water
 1 ½ cups sesame seeds toasted
Methods:
1

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix sugar, yeast, 4 cups flour and salt.

2

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.

3

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.

4

Meanwhile, toast the sesame seeds in a pan. And mix the molasses with 1/2 cup water.

5

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.

6

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.

7

Dip each ring in molasses and water mixture then in sesame seeds and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

8

Cover loosely and let it rise for another 20 minutes.

9

Preheat the oven to 400F.

10

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the simits are brown and fully cooked.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp instant yeast
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp sugar
 4 cups all purpose flour plus 2-3 tbsp more if needed
 1 ½ cups warm water
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 ¼ cup grape molasses
 ½ cup water
 1 ½ cups sesame seeds toasted

Directions

1

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix sugar, yeast, 4 cups flour and salt.

2

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.

3

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.

4

Meanwhile, toast the sesame seeds in a pan. And mix the molasses with 1/2 cup water.

5

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.

6

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.

7

Dip each ring in molasses and water mixture then in sesame seeds and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

8

Cover loosely and let it rise for another 20 minutes.

9

Preheat the oven to 400F.

10

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the simits are brown and fully cooked.

Turkish simit recipe
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