Recipe & Video Simit (Crunchy Turkish Street Bagels )

Hungry Man

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Ingredients:
  • 500 g flour
  • 1 cup luke warm water (250 ml)
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup grape molasses (alternatively pomegranate or maple syrup)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp flour (to thicken the molasses)
  • 150 g sesame seeds
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Instructions
  1. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl
  2. In a cup mix 300 ml luke warm water with 2 tsp yeast and 1 tsp sugar
  3. Add the yeast water mix to the bowl and mix until a dough forms
  4. Knead the dough until it’s smooth
  5. Cover and let it rest and rise for 1 hour
  6. In the meantime, lightly roast the sesame seeds in a pan
  7. Transfer the roasted sesame seeds to a large plate
  8. Mix the grape molasses with water
  9. Add 1 tbsp flour and mix until no flour remains visible
  10. Divide the dough into 6 - 8 equal pieces
  11. Roll them into thin strips, rope shapes, approximately 40cm long
  12. Roll two ropes in opposite directions to make a twist or fold one
  13. Alternatively make longer ropes (70 – 80 cm) and fold into two and twist the folded rope twisting one end while holding the other end
  14. Pinch the ends on both sides together to form a circle.
  15. Dip the circle shaped doughs into molasses mixture and make sure they are fully covered with the mixture
  16. Then dip into the sesame seeds to coat the doughs with sesame seeds
  17. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C / 430°F
  18. Place a tray filled water on the bottom of the oven. This will help to create a crust on the bagels
  19. Bake the bagels for 20 minutes until they are golden brown on the outside
  20. Enjoy with some cheese and a cup of tea!
 

Hungry Man

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These look great. I can see how they turn out differently from a traditional bagel (which are boiled in a pot with baking powder before baking).
Thanks, this is what we had for breakfast every morning when I was a student. It is one of the symbolic street foods in Istanbul 😊
 
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