Whenever I go to Turkey, I love having the famous Simit bread loop every morning. And I always make sure to carry with me back home. I doubt I will do that anymore, as I found a great Simit recipe, that tastes almost exactly like the real thing. It was a huge breakfast success, and the best part: how easy it is to make! The only thing it requires is some patience for the dough to rest.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoons dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tbs pomegranate molasses + 2 tablespoons water, mixed well
- Place the flour, yeast and salt and mix well. Make a hole in the middle, and add the vegetable oil and warm water. Kneed well, either by hand or by the mixer with the dough hook, until you get a combined dough. You may need to add a bit of water in case you didn’t get the proper consistency (this depends on your flour type).
- Leave the dough to rest for at least an hour.
- Cut the dough into 6 equal balls. Roll every piece into a long rope, bring the two extremities together, turn it around and bring it all into a loop.
- Dip the loops in the molasses mix that will give the Simit their nice golden color. Then cover them completely in sesame.
- Leave to rest for another hour.
- Preheat the oven till 180 degrees, and then place them in the oven for around 15-20 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on them and remove them when they attain a nice golden color.
This is a new “bread” recipe to try and fall in love with. It works great for breakfast, brunch or dinner!