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    Simit (Turkish Bread Rings)

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    45 mins

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    Syrinx's Note:

    Simit is a ring-shaped unleavened bread, which is a popular street food in Turkey. The recipe comes from "The Country Kitchen" by Jocasta Innes, but I use butter instead of the recommended margarine, and sometimes substitute poppy seeds for the recommended sesame seeds.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
    2. 2
      In a bowl, mix the flour and salt together, and make a well in the middle.
    3. 3
      Melt the margarine/butter, then mix with the oil, milk, water and egg.
    4. 4
      Pour the egg mixture into the well in the flour, and mix well to form a dough.
    5. 5
      Shape the dough into rings about 4" in diameter.
    6. 6
      Grease baking sheet, and lay the rings on it.
    7. 7
      Brush the rings with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    8. 8
      Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
    9. 9
      I think these are best eaten hot or while still warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 13, 2011


      I have never had simit before, so I have never experienced the consistency as it is meant to be, but I agree with the previous reviewer's assessment of this recipe as producing something more akin to a shortbread. The rings certainly turned out and worked fine for our purposes, but after a bit of googling, it seems this recipe is not very true to the traditional way of making simit. To be fair, it may be a regional variation, but I think I'll be trying a different recipe next time. Made with Turkish red lentil soup.

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    • on February 09, 2011


      Turned out like shortcrust pastry not the lovely bread rings we know though I did wonder with the ingredients. I now have 'pastry rings' and a disappointed Turkish husband.

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    • on September 08, 2008


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    Nutritional Facts for Simit (Turkish Bread Rings)

    Serving Size: 1 (68 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 399.4
    Calories from Fat 182
    Total Fat 20.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 47.0 mg
    Sodium 736.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 8.9 g

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