Simit (Turkish sesame bagel)

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
35
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
75
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-8+
50 g sesame seeds
42 g fresh yeast
250 g water
400 g flour
25 g unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
egg yolk
20 ml olive oil
1 tbsp dried mint
1 clove garlic
50 g feta cheese
100 g full-fat Greek yogurt
salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 3 bowls
  • kitchen towel
  • bench scraper
  • oven
  • whisk
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • frying pan
  • mortar and pestle

Nutrition per serving

Cal
311
Protein
11 g
Fat
11 g
Carb
43 g
  • Step 1/4

    Add yeast to a bowl with water and mix to combine. Add flour, butter, and salt. Knead until dough is smooth and shiny. Cover and let rise for 1 hr.
    • 42 g fresh yeast
    • 250 g water
    • 400 g flour
    • 25 g unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp salt
    • bowl
    • kitchen towel

    Add yeast to a bowl with water and mix to combine. Add flour, butter, and salt. Knead until dough is smooth and shiny. Cover and let rise for 1 hr.

  • Step 2/4

    Divide dough into 16 pieces and roll into long, thin strands. Gently braid two strands around each other, then form into a circle and press the ends together firmly.
    • bench scraper

    Divide dough into 16 pieces and roll into long, thin strands. Gently braid two strands around each other, then form into a circle and press the ends together firmly.

  • Step 3/4

    Preheat the oven to 230°C/445°F. Whisk egg yolk with a little bit of water in a wide, rimmed dish. Dip each ring into the egg yolk-water mixture, then transfer to a wide, rimmed dish of sesame seeds. Transfer to a parchment lined-baking sheet and let rise for approx. 15 min. Bake for approx. 15 min.
    • egg yolk
    • 50 g sesame seeds
    • oven
    • whisk
    • bowl
    • parchment paper
    • baking sheet

    Preheat the oven to 230°C/445°F. Whisk egg yolk with a little bit of water in a wide, rimmed dish. Dip each ring into the egg yolk-water mixture, then transfer to a wide, rimmed dish of sesame seeds. Transfer to a parchment lined-baking sheet and let rise for approx. 15 min. Bake for approx. 15 min.

  • Step 4/4

    Heat olive oil and mint in a small frying pan over medium heat for approx. 1 min., and set aside. Crush garlic with a pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle to form a paste. Add the warm mint oil, garlic paste, and feta to a bowl with yogurt and mix to combine. Serve simit with garlic-mint dip and enjoy!
    • 20 ml olive oil
    • 1 tbsp dried mint
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 50 g feta cheese
    • 100 g full-fat Greek yogurt
    • salt
    • frying pan
    • mortar and pestle
    • bowl

    Heat olive oil and mint in a small frying pan over medium heat for approx. 1 min., and set aside. Crush garlic with a pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle to form a paste. Add the warm mint oil, garlic paste, and feta to a bowl with yogurt and mix to combine. Serve simit with garlic-mint dip and enjoy!