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 !


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11 thoughts on “TASTY RING WITH SESAME ( SİMİT )

  1. Great idea to dip them in the molasses first!

  2. Those look deliciuos! I love sesame, and will try these soon!

  3. OK, you had me at ‘easy pastry recipe’! I actually think I could make this. I wonder if honey works as well as molasses.

    • I don’t think honey would work but I’ve read in some other recipes that maple syrup might be a substitute though I have not tried it myself. It is easy then again it does take a little time to make the little ring shapes but it is so yummy!

  4. I love to try this recipe! Olive oil instead of butter and no sugar 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Yum! I love simit. I ate them frequently when in Turkey. I will definitely try this recipe!

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