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#Simit / #Turkish bagel, making at home

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"Simitçi Geldiiiiiiii....!! Simitçi Geldiiiiiiii....!!" ... That's the simit seller who always comes every morning in my alley. Yes... he sells that popular Turkish-style bagel only in the morning which he brought fresh from the nearest public oven in my area.

People here love to enjoy them at breakfast or brunch time. You can find Simit sellers mostly in the early morning at streets or any other places in Turkey. And some breakfast cafes provide them while they are hot and fresh from the oven in the morning only. With hot tea accompany it make this "bagel" very popular as a breakfast/ brunch menu in Turkey.
And you can make them at home too for your family, it's easy and economic though.

Simit/ Turkish bagel make it at home
By: Çitra's Home Diary

Making about 10 pieces.
 3 cups flour
 1 ¼ cup warm water
 active yeast 2 tsp
 2 tablespoons sugar
 2 tsp salt
 1 large egg, room temperature
 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
 Sesame seeds

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How to make:
In a large bowl mix flour, salt, sugar, and instant yeast. Make a hole in the middle resembles well, add in egg, oil, and warm water. Knead until smooth and not sticky at your fingers. In this stage you might need additional flour or warm water--add it carefully.

Or mix all ingredients in a mixer bowl and knead with a mixer until smooth.
Cover the dough with plastic film or kitchen towel and rest in a warm room temperature place ( I need about 60 minutes) or until dough fluffy and doubled in volume.

note: resting time it's depending on your room temperature

Flatten the dough and divide into 10 equal parts. Take one part, and again divided into two parts. Shape each piece lengthwise as shown in picture above. Use your palm to roll the dough to shape like long rope and attach both side, shape like ring. 
Do same procedure to the rest of the dough. Cover with a towel and let it rest again ± 30 minutes.

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Preheat oven to 190 ⁰C. Take that shaped dough, dip in the water, and roll over in sesame seeds until the entire surface is covered with sesame.
Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven until reddish-golden on the surface about 25 ~ 30 minutes.

You can enjoy this simit with or without cheese and hot tea for breakfast or brunch.

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  1. Perfect one..Looks beautiful..

  2. This is perfect, I this it goes perfect for tea time, of course for breakfast, but I'm think on just bakes, eating when it is still warm...ummmm

  3. this really looks like bagel! it's a beautiful one!

  4. That's funny .... I've been commenting but they don't seem to appear. Never mind, let's try again. Just wanted to tell you on this one that I have a friend who's recently crazy about sesame seeds and that she'd go crazy if I made this. Very beautiful, Citra.

  5. Oh, your twisted bagels look amazing!! Congrats on the Top 9!!! LOVE these~

  6. Wonderful Simit! They are looking so inviting along with the tea. Yum! Would love having it everyday for my breakfast. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. seriously, you are a baking queen. these look bakery perfect. :D wow, i would love to have a taste of this bread!

  8. You reminded me of Turkey, my grand daughter loves Simit and each time we visit Turkey, she can't wait to get Simit every sigle day.

  9. Hi Citra! How are you? I've been missing from the blogsphere for more than 2 weeks and i really miss visiting ur blog.

    Once I'm back in Kuala Lumpur, I'll definitely try baking this bagel. it looks super duper yummy! :D

  10. These bagel is deserve on top 9,,,i can have for my breakfast or lunch too,looks so yummy with sesame seed :)

  11. I can see why it was in the Top 9! That looks amazing :) I love sesame bagels!


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