How To make Best Turkish Simit At Home? Authentic Step-by-Step Turkish Simit Recipe

June 24, 2022

How To make Best Turkish Simit At Home? Authentic Step-by-Step Turkish Simit Recipe

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Turkey has numerous Snacks, Appetizers, and Pastries in its food cuisine. Therefore, it has one of the most famous street foods in the world. This makes Turkey a mind-blowing tourist destination in the world. You may have the best food of your life in Turkey. Among all its delicacies, Simit is just one such street food of Turkey that will give you a unique flavour. Once you try Simit, I assure you that you will never forget its taste for the rest of your life. There are several ways of  making Simit in Turkish streets. But a few places are making the best Turkish Simits. However, I gathered the best Turkish Simit Recipe by a famous Turkish chef and food traveller; Aysenur Altan. 

 

What is Turkish Simit?

 

Simit Recipr

 

Simit is a sort of Turkish bread that is typically consumed for breakfast. It is regarded as the busy person’s or poor person’s meal since it is the cheapest street food in Turkey. For breakfast, we serve it with Turkish tea, and for lunch, we serve it with a yoghurt drink called ayran.

In terms of meaning, the Turkish word simit was added to the Oxford dictionary in 2019 and is defined as follows: A ring-shaped bread roll from Turkey that is generally covered in molasses and studded with sesame seeds before baking.

 

Why is Turkish Simits are Fastest Breakfast Ever?

 

Turkish Street Food

 

Simit bread is the finest grab-and-go breakfast option for many working people and students in Turkey during the week. They usually purchase simit and cheese together on their way to work/school or at work/school. You can always locate a simit dealer nearby. In their little carts, they sell fresh sesame simits and small quantities of cream cheese. And you combine a simit and a cheese for the fastest breakfast ever.

 

How Turkish Simits Differ from other Breads/Bagels?

 

The only thing simit and bagels have in common is that they both are round. Simit is thinner and crustier than bagel. Simit has a lighter texture than bagels and is generally entirely covered in sesame seeds.

This Turkish bread differs from others in that it is dipped in a molasses and water combination before being rolled in a pool of sesame seeds.

 

Ingredients Needed For Its Recipe:

 

There are several recipes for this transitional Turkish bread available online, with some requiring only flour, water, and yeast. It took a few tries for us to master our simit recipe and get it as close to the ones you’d find in a Turkish bakery.

Flour: All-purpose flour or bread flour can be used. I don’t advocate using whole wheat flour since it will make the simit tough.

Yeast: If using quick yeast, simply combine it with the dry ingredients. When using active dry yeast, however, it must be activated in warm water (between 105 and 110 degrees F).

Salt: Use kosher salt or table salt, as well as granulated sugar.

Olive Oil/Canola oil can also be used as a vegetable oil.

 

Molasses and sesame seeds are used to coat the simit before it is baked. You may use traditional molasses, grape or mulberry molasses, which can be found in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern markets. The molasses and water mixture gives this round bread its distinct brown colour.

 

Steps of Turkish Simit Recipe:

 

step 1:

 

Step 1: Turkish Simit Recipe

 

Make the dough first. Whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing basin. Pour in the water gradually and mix it in with your hand.

 

Turkish Simit Recipe

 

Make the dough first. Whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing basin. Pour in the water gradually and mix it in with your hand.

Allow it to rise for approximately an hour, or until it doubles in size.

 

 

Step 2: 

 

Turkish Simit Homemade Recipe

 

Third, roll out the simit dough. Punch the dough down and place it on a floured board after it has doubled in size after 1 hour. Make a log out of it and chop it into 6 equal pieces. Then divide each piece in half. You will have a total of 12 components.

 

 

Turkish Simit Homemade Recipe

 

Take two sections and roll them into a 20-inch/50-cm-long rope. Place these side by side and squeeze the ends together.

 

Turkish Simit Homemade Recipe

 

To form a braid, twist in opposing directions. Make a ring out of the two ends by squeezing them together. Rep with the remaining dough balls.

 

Step 3: 

 

Turkish Simit Homemade Recipe

 

Next, make the simit coating. Whisk together the molasses, water, and flour in a medium-sized mixing basin. Set it aside for now. In a separate dish, combine the sesame seeds. Set it aside for now. If the sesame seeds are uncooked, roast them first in a pan.

 

 

Step 4: 

 

Turkish Simit Homemade Recipe

 

Fourth, coat and bake the simit dough. Soak the simit ring in the molasses mixture before placing it in the sesame seed basin. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.

 

Turkish Simit Homemade Recipe

 

As previously said, you may use whole wheat flour in this simit recipe. Please examine the attached photos. They come out a little firmer and crunchier, but still tasty.

 

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Turkish Simit Recipe For Home

June 24, 2022
: One For Each
: 30 min
: 40 min
: 70 min
: Medium Difficulty Level

Simit is a sort of Turkish bread that is typically consumed for breakfast. It is regarded as the busy person's or poor person's meal since it is the cheapest street food in Turkey. For breakfast, we serve it with Turkish tea, and for lunch, we serve it with a yoghurt drink called ayran.

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Ingredients
  • To make the dough:
  • 500g flour (3 + 14 cup)
  • 2 teaspoon quick dry yeast
  • For the coating: 1 teaspoon salt 300ml warm water
  • a 12 cup molasses (grape or date)
  • 14 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 300g roasted sesame seeds (about 1 and 12 cup)
Directions
  • Step 1 For Making Dough:
  • Step 2 Whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing basin.
  • Step 3 Pour in the water gradually and mix it in with your hand. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, or until it is smooth, non-sticky, and elastic.
  • Step 4 For this stage, you can also use a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
  • Step 5 Allow it to rise for approximately an hour, or until it doubles in size.
  • Step 6 For Coating:
  • Step 7 Whisk together the molasses, water, and flour in a medium-sized mixing basin. Set it aside for now.
  • Step 8 In a separate dish, combine the sesame seeds. Set it aside for now. If the sesame seeds are uncooked, roast them first in a pan.
  • Step 9 For Shaping:
  • Step 10 Punch the dough down and place it on a floured board after it has doubled in size after 1 hour. Make a log out of it and chop it into 6 equal pieces. Then divide each piece in half. You will have a total of 12 components.
  • Step 11 Take two sections and roll them into a 20-inch/50-cm-long rope.
  • Step 12 Place these side by side and squeeze the ends together.
  • Step 13 To form a braid, twist in opposing directions.
  • Step 14 Make a ring out of the two ends by squeezing them together.
  • Step 15 Rep with the remaining dough balls.
  • Step 16 For Baking:
  • Step 17 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Celsius/220 degrees Celsius. Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Step 18 Soak the simit ring in the molasses mixture before placing it in the sesame seed basin. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.



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