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.
- 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
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.