Simit (Turkish Sesame Bread Rings)

Simit (Turkish Sesame Bread Rings)
05 June 2024

How about making crispy Turkish street-style simit bagels in your kitchen from scratch to accompany your morning or afternoon tea with their delicious smell and amazing flavor? Moreover, it is quite easy to prepare. 

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Servings : 4 People
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Simit (Turkish Sesame Bread Rings)


  • 1 kg flour
  • 1 small size of fresh yeast (30gr)
  • 3 cups of warm water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
Simit (Turkish Sesame Bread Rings)


  1. Dissolve the yeast in a glass of warm water. Leave it for 2–3 hours for it to rise.
  2. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 2 spoons of molasses.
  3. Put the flour into the dough-kneading bowl.
  4. Open the center like a pond and add the dissolved yeast and salt. Add the molasses water little by little and knead the dough until it becomes smooth.
  5. Pick pieces from the dough and shape them into larger and skinny bagels by rolling them with your hands. In a deep bowl, mix the remaining 1 glass of water with 1 spoon of molasses.
  6. Spread the sesame seeds on a large plate. Dip the dough into the molasses water, take them out, and coat them with sesame seeds.
  7. Lightly butter the baking tray and arrange the bagels on the tray, spaced apart.
  8. Bake in a preheated 200-degree oven for about 30 minutes. Serve hot with tea and feta cheese.
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