How to make Simit Bread -

This delicious sweetish crunchy bread is all the way from Turkey

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Fresh yeast (ताज़ी यीस्ट/ ख़मीर )

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Breads

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Simit Bread

Simit Bread Recipe Card


Turkish cuisine is largely based on Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Sephardi Jewish cuisine, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine in turn influenced these as well as other cuisines of  neighbouring countries, including those of Central and Western Europe.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Simit Bread Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups + for dusting

  • Fresh yeast ½ teaspoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) A pinch + teaspoon

  • Salt ½ teaspoon

  • Milk ¼ cup

  • White sesame seeds ¼ cup

  • Maple syrup ¼ cup

  • Oil for greasing


Step 1

Take yeast in a bowl. Add a pinch castor sugar and 1-2 tablespoons warm water, mix and set aside to activate.

Step 2

Sieve together flour and salt into another bowl. Add 1 teaspoon castor sugar and mix. Make a cavity in the center, add activated yeast and mix well.

Step 3

Add milk and mix. Add some water and knead into a soft dough.

Step 4

Dust worktop with some flour, transfer the dough and stretch well. Dust a bowl with some flour, transfer the dough, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 20-25 minutes.

Step 5

Dry-roast sesame seeds till golden. Transfer on a plate and cool.

Step 6

Pour maple syrup in a shallow bowl. Add ¼ cup water and mix well.

Step 7

Dust the worktop with some flour, transfer dough and knock back to release excess air.

Step 8

Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.

Step 9

Dust the worktop with some flour and roll each portion to a 10-12 inch long strip. Fold the strip into half, seal the edges and twist, shape into a circle and seal the open ends.

Step 10

Dust a baking tray with some oil and dust with some flour.

Step 11

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 12

Dip both sides of each bread in the maple syrup mixture and coat one side with toasted sesame seeds and place on the greased tray. Cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 10 minutes.

Step 13

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Step 14


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