Cook time : 15-20 minutes
Level : Easy
Serve : 4
Simit is a fast food bread . Simit is common sold by street vendors but last years there are simit-houses all over the cities . Simit is often eaten as a breakfast food or as snack . It is the best when it is eaten warm and fresh with cheese , tomatoes , olive and a hot glass of Turkish tea .
2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup strong flour
1 cup luke warm water
1 and 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 Cup sesame seeds
1/2 Cup Molasses and 1/2 cup water , mix them in a little bowl and set aside .
Put the warm water ,yeast , salt and ,sugar in a little bowl . Dissolve the yeast and sugar , salt , Place the flour in a big bowl , Gradually pour the yeast mixture in the big bowl and knead the dough about 6-8 minutes by hand , or mix them with electric mixer for 2-3 minutes .
Knead it until the dough is smooth and springy . Then cover with plastic wrap and with clean tea towel . Let rise about 1 hour in a room temperature .
Then a lightly floured surface , roll into a log and divide in to 6-8 pieces .Roll the dough out to make 30- 35 cm , long ropes and shape it like a bracles .
Then soak the rolled dough into the molasses , cover them with sesame. Place on the sheeted baking tray . Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C.( If you use fan cooking preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.)Bake about 7- 8 minus or until it is golden brown .
Bon appetite !