Thursday, April 16, 2015

Simit

I made Turkish simit for a family that I was making dinner for a couple days ago. These are so good and really simple and I wonder why I don't think of making them more often. They are like a bagel but they aren't boiled so they are not as dense.  They are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside and have a wonderful toasted sesame flavor.
 You can find the recipe here with step by step photos:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2013/01/simit-recipe.html  These are Turkish street food and many people start their  day in Turkey by eating a simit with a cup pf tea.

 The recipe makes about a dozen simits.

 I freeze them and just defrost them as needed.

They are fun to make too!  I love playing with dough.

 Before baking, they are dipped in pomegranate molasses which helps the sesame seeds to adhere to them.  This adds a bit of sweetness to the finished simit.

Plus they make your house smell really good too.