Day 131: Turkish Simit

Simit is a Turkish braided bread that balances both sweet and savory. Plus there's a hint of sweetness!

You would think the molasses would dominate the sweetness of this bread, but it's actually very subtle.

You can eat this with vegetables or have this for a snack. This also goes great with jam!


Braiding this bread is not as hard as it looks.

  1. Roll 2 balls into 24" long strips.

  2. Fold each one over another making a braid.

  3. Connect the two ends and make a circle.


As you can see it's super fluffy with a crisp exterior!

|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 2 hours|Serves: 4|

RECIPE: INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast

  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 1/3 cup water (For the dough)

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1/2 cup water (for molasses mixture)

  • 1 cup sesame seeds

STEPS:

  1. Combine water, sugar, and yeast for 5 minutes. Add in flour, salt, vegetable oil, and knead for a few minutes. Proof for 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, combine molasses and water together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl add sesame seeds.

  3. Make 10 small balls out of your dough. Roll out 2, 12" in length. Braid the two and fold over making a circle. Dip into molasses mixture, followed by sesame seeds. Bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Enjoy!


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