Simit is a fast street pastry sold in the streets of Turkey by simitciler. It is often eaten as a breakfast food with piece of cheese. Simit is also great by itself!
Simit is light and flaky, baked to a golden brown colour, and topped with sesame seeds. It is sometimes formed into rings, and are often braided. Some version of simit can be made slightly sweet taste. It is a great street food sold everywhere. Kumru is a kind of brown sesame-seed bread. You can cut kumru from one side all the way and fill with with grilled sucuk ( spicy sausage) , kaşar ( kind of cheddar ) cheese and salami. You can serve the food together with fresh tomatoes and fresh green peppers.
- 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
- 2 teaspoon sugar ( optional )
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 colour and crispy on top.