Monday, September 15, 2014

Simit - Turkish sesame seed ring bread

For this month baking partner group challenge Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen suggested this Smith recipe.Simit is a Turkish breakfast bread. Its generally served plain or with tea,cheese or with fruit.Its very famous street food in turkey. I halved the original recipe and got 4 medium size rings.

Recipe Source:Here

All purpose flour          13/4 cup

Instant Yeast                  1 tsp

Salt                                3/4 tsp

Sugar                            a pinch

Water                           1/2 cup

Brown sugar                1 -2 tbsp

Water                           3/4 cup

Sesame seeds             1 cup


If you using active dry yeast dissolve in 100 ml warm water and let it stand for 3 min. 

In a mixing bowl add flour, yeast, salt and pinch of sugar mix well. Then Gradually add water and form smooth dough.Knead well for 10 minutes until the dough non sticky.

Cover the dough and leave it in a warm place for 1.5 hours or until doubled in bulk. 

Turn out the dough into a lightly floured surface and punch down. Knead for 2 min and let them raise for second time.

Divide it into equal pieces and shape them into long rolls. 

Take two rolls and form a twisted rope as shown in the picture. Then form this twisted rope into ring by pressing and sealing the ends together. 

Dissolve the brown sugar in 1/2 cup water and boil it for 5 - 10 minutes.

Dip each ring in brown sugar water first, then in the sesame seeds. Place them in lined baking sheet

Bake them in 450 F Pre-heated oven for 20-25 min or until brown.

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