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.
Roll 2 balls into 24" long strips.
Fold each one over another making a braid.
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|
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
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.
Meanwhile, combine molasses and water together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl add sesame seeds.
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.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳