Turkish simit…

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Have you ever went to turkey…specifically to ISTIKLAL street..passed thru the biggest breakfast and coffee shop there named SIMIT SARAY.ss cepe.they make the best ever fresh warm simit..i went there couple of years ago and it came to my mind these days that i wanna try to recreate there recipes..so i came up with this recipe and it was fabulous..the closest one to the real deal..and won’t believe how easy it is to make..

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 CUPS FLOUR
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup Luke warm water
  • molasses mixture: 2 tbsp water+3 tbsp molasses
  • white sesame seeds

METHOD:

  1. combine all the dry ingredients together then start adding the water and kneading the dough until it comes together..you might need lessor more water depending on the flour and the weather too so add little by little until it forms a ball that does not stick but moist too..DSC_0020
  2. knead for about 10 minutes to develop the gluten in the breadDSC_0023DSC_0026
  3. cover and let it rise for 2 hours until doubled in sizeDSC_0028
  4. take the dough into your working surface roll out and divide into about six peicesDSC_0029DSC_0030
  5. take each piece and roll out into a thin long threadDSC_0031
  6. fold on itselfDSC_0032
  7. roll on itselfDSC_0033
  8. tuck both ends together into a ringDSC_0034DSC_0035
  9. now dip each one in the molasses water mixture on both sidesDSC_0036DSC_0037DSC_0039
  10. then put into the sesame seedsDSC_0040
  11. lay them all on a baking sheet and let them rise again for about an hour
  12. preheat the oven on 450 degree F or 225 Degree Celsius.. and bake for about 15 to 20 mins until golden brown..
  13. i have to admit i couldn’t resist the urge to tear up one and have a bite and it was well worth burning the mouth..DELICIOUSSSDSC_0003

BONNE APPETIT:))

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