SIMIT – Turkish Bagel

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SIMIT - Turkish Bagel

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SIMIT - Turkish Bagel

Turkish bagel Simit

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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For the dough:

  • 600g flour
  • 230ml oat milk
  • 150ml warm water
  • 30g oil
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp(5g) dried yeast
  • 2 tbsp Molasses
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds


  1. place warm water, dried yeast and sweetener in a small bowl and let it activate for 5 minutes.
  2. combine all the ingredients for the dough, knead well.
  3. wait until it doubles in volume at room temperature.
  4. divide the dough into 4 - 6 pieces. shape the dough into a twisted Turkish bagel shape.
  5. spread molasses over the surface and dip them into sesame seeds.
  6. bake at 200C/392F for 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
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How to make Turkish bagel “Simit”?

Simit (Turkish: simit, Arabic: سميط‎, romanized: samītˤ, Persian: سیمیت‎, romanized: sīmītˤ, Bulgarian: симит /simit/), gevrek (Turkish: gevrek, Bulgarian: геврек, Macedonian: ѓеврек, Serbian: ђеврек), bokegh (Armenian: բոկեղ), or koulouri (Greek: κουλούρι) is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds or, less commonly, poppy, flax or sunflower seeds, found across the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East. Simit’s size, crunch, chewiness, and other characteristics vary slightly by region. It is widely known as Turkish bagel in the United States.

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