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Monday, September 15, 2014

Simit ~ A Turkish Bread : Baking Partners Challenge Sept 2014

This month Baking Partners Challenge was baking Simit.This is a turkish sesame seed circular ring bread.Simit is a famous street bread or the poor man's bread.They are dipped in molasses.Simit is generally served plain with tea for breakfast or with fruit preserves or with cheese.The recipe was suggested by Swathi @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen.My kids loved having with nutella.This has a crispy outer cover with soft bread inside.Do give it a try & enjoy !!




Adapted herevideo
Ingredients
bread flour (or use unbleached all purpose flour) 3.5 cups (325 g)
water 1cup + 2 tablespoon
sugar a pinch
instant yeast (use active dry yeast if you don’t have instant yeast in hand) 2 teaspoon/6g

salt 1.25 tsp /1 ¼ teaspoon /6g



for dipping
molasses (use concentrated  jaggery or brown sugar water) 2 tablespoon
water ½ cup
white sesame seeds 2 cups



Method
- (If using active dry yeast, then dissolve yeast in 100 ml warm water and let it stand for 3 min.) 
-In a bowl add flour, yeast, salt and pinch of sugar and mix well.Then gradually add water to form smooth dough,knead well about 10 minutes until the dough is no longer sticky. 


-Cover the dough and leave it in a warm place for 1.5 hours or until doubled in bulk.Turn out the dough into a lightly floured surface and punch down.Knead for 2 min.


-Divide it in 12 pieces(about 45 g each) and shape them in long rolls.
-Take two rolls and form a twisted rope like this.
-Then form this twisted rope in a circle by pressing and sealing the edges together.
-Dissolve the molasses in 1/2 cup water and dip each circular ring in this.
-Keep a plate ready with sesame seeds and roll each dipped simit in sesame seeds.
-Set aside for 20 minutes for second rise on a tray with parchment paper.Simit needs to plumb up little.
- Bake them in 450 F pre-heated oven for 20-25 min or until brown.Cool on wire rack and serve warm with tea !!



Serves ~ 6 simit 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 comments:

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks awesome..you have done it so well...

Nargis Aara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely bread!! so nicely done!! saw this in gheza e shireen too :)

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting me !

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Bread looks perfect ..Loved the sesame seeds topping

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect ring breads :-)

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

I am hungry Julie.. Could u pass me some?

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome looking bread.Julie,I think u have missed out the dipping in molasses part in instruction.

Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow bread looks delicious...

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, looks so good, perfect with nutella.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.....! wonderfully made simit.....I wanna try this.... :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

u have such an amazing collection of recipes....and..glad to follow u :)

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Your simit look perfect and the photos are very beautiful. Day after day, you're improving the way you take pictures of your dishes.
Thanks for your friendly comment.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena KumarThanx Meena for letting me know,have updated :)

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious. Excellent photo tutorial Julie.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good... I have made this once eggless and really loved the experience of shaping it and dipping it... love your pictures...

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting Julie !!! looks very very tempting.

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple ingredients with twisted structure

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect!!!!!!!!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly braided bread,looks awesome..

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome. Beautifully done.

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully you did perfectly Julie.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous bread....... Looks so interesting!!

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore good simit; your look so authentic!

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Such an artistic treat,lovely it looks

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

I love baking breads. This breads got the looks, would like to give it a try.

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect and yummy