Simit, the typical Turkish bread with sesame seeds

The simit is a round-shaped bread with the surface sprinkled with sesame seeds. Its history begins about 500 years ago and still today they are one of the most typical elements of Turkish street food. You can find them in the ovens or sold directly on the street by men with red and white carts. Try them like this or stuffed with cheese, olive pate or sweet creams.

Simit recipe

The preparation of the simit is very easy and also quite quick, especially if you prepare the version with instant yeast (alternatively you can use 1/4 of a cube of brewer’s yeast and let the dough rise for a couple of hours) . The result will be very special but really good semi-sweet donuts, see is believe.

Doses for 4 simit

For the dough
– 250 grams of flour 00
– 10 grams of sugar
– 15 ml of olive oil + more for brushing
– 120 ml of water
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 5 gr of instant yeast

to garnish
– 20 gr of honey
– 200 ml of water
– Sesame seeds