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Simit

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Simit
Yucel Tellici
Simit is a fast food bread sold in the streets of Turkey by vendors. It is often eaten as a breakfast food with jam or yogurt. Simit is also great by itself!

Simit is light and flaky, baked to a golden brown color, and topped with sesame seeds. It is sometimes formed into rings, and are often braided.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoons milk plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sesame seeds
  • milk for brushing

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour and salt.

Make a depression in the dry ingredients with your fist, making a "hole" in the middle.

Add olive oil, melted butter, water, milk, and egg.

Fold dry ingredients into liquids to form a dough. This may take 10 minutes by hand.

Once you have a dough, tear off pieces of dough, make long, cigar shapes. Bring ends of "cigars" together to make a circle.

Place circle on greased cookie sheet.

Brush with milk. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until simit become a golden brown color and crispy on top.
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 3 out of 5
MISSING THE LIQUID ISSUE IN THE INGREDIENTS!, Member REALDADD

IN THE INDREDIENT YOU MENTIONED THE MILK ONLY AS FOR BRUSHING, THEN IN THE PART HOW YOU MAKE THE DOUGH YOU SAID TO ADD THE MILK TO THE FLOUR, IT SEEMS YOU MISSED IN THE INGREDIENT TO PUT ANY KIND OF FLUID TO MAKE A GOUGH LIKE WATER OR MILK? AND IF WE HAVE TO ADD THE FLUID WHAT IS THE MEASUREMENTS? THANKS.

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