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Simit Recipe – All You Need To Know

Simit: All-time favorite Turkish street food. Simit is a ring-shaped bread coated with sesame seed. This famous simit recipe has been around since the 1500s from Ottoman times. Traditionally eaten as a snack or as part of breakfast but can be eaten any time of the day.

Simit recipe video

What you can eat with simit?

In Turkey, if we serve with breakfast we eat with traditional Turkish breakfast spreads. But as a snack or quick lunch, you can eat with white cheese, olives, and of course Turkish tea.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ingredients For Simit Recipe (7 Simit)

  • 500gr. flour + 2-3 tbsp extra if needed
  • 1+1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • For the molasses sauce:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp molasses

How To Make Simit Recipe:

Prepare The Simit Dough

  • Add lukewarm water, yeast, sugar, oil, flour, and salt to the mixing bowl over the flour and begin to knead. Add more flour until it is smooth and doesn’t stick.
  • Cut the dough into 7 pieces. You can scale the dough and cut it Into 7 pieces. It should be about 120gr. After dividing the dough into 7, rest for about half an hour.

Shaping Turkish Simit Recipe:

  • Shape the pieces into a long strips. Fold it and twist. and rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Fold and twist.
  • Seal the two sides together and make a ring shape (Please watch the video for details) Cover and rest for 15 minutes.
  • Dip into molasses mixture and sesame seeds. Rest for another 15 minutes.
  • Stretch to make a thinner ring and rest 20-25 more minutes on the tray that is lined with baking paper. Bake at 180C for about 25-30 minutes until Golden color 😊

Can I make a simit without molasses?

If you can’t find grape molasses where you live, you can try other molasses or pomegranate molasses. Honey might work too, but to give its characteristic color darker sauces can work better.

How To Store Simit?

You can store freshly baked simit in a sealed container for a couple of days. Make sure to reheat in a pan closing the lid, on both sides to regain its crunchiness. It is also suitable to toast it in the toaster after cutting from the side with a serrated knife.

To keep it fresh for a longer time, freeze the ones you are not going to eat the next day in a freezer bag. Let them thaw at room temperature and reheat as suggested.

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Simit Recipe

Simit: All-time favorite Turkish street food. Simit is a ring-shaped bread coated with sesame seed. This famous Turkish street food has been around since the 1500s from Ottoman times. Traditionally eaten as a snack or as part of breakfast but can be eaten any time of the day.
Prep Time45 mins
Active Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Turkish
Keyword: sesame ring, simit, simit recipe, turkish simit, turkish simit recipe
Yield: 7 serving

Equipment

  • 1 baking paper

Materials

Ingredients For Simit Recipe (7 Simit)

  • 500 gr. flour + 2-3 tbsp extra if needed
  • 1+1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dried yeast

Instructions

Prepare the Dough

  • To the mixing bowl add lukewarm water, yeast, sugar, oil, flour and salt over the flour and begin to knead. Add more flour until it is smooth and doesn’t stick.
  • Cut the dough into 7 pieces. You can scale the dough and cut Into 7 piece. It should be about 120gr. for one Simit After dividing the dough into 7, rest for about half an hour.

Shaping Turkish Simit:

  • Shape the pieces into long strip. Fold it and twist. and rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Seal the two sides together and make a ring shape (Please watch the video for details) Cover and rest for 15 minutes.
  • Dip into molasses mixture and sesame seeds. Rest for another 15 minutes.
  • Stretch to make a thinner ring and rest 20-25 more minutes on the tray that is lined with baking paper. Bake at 180C for about 25-30 minutes until Golden color 😊

Notes

What you can eat with simit?
In Turkey, if we serve with breakfast we eat with traditional Turkish breakfast spreads. But as a snack or quick lunch you can eat with white cheese, olives, and of course Turkish tea.

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