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Simit (Turkish sesame bagel)


Simit (Turkish sesame bagel)

by Kitchen Stories

Ingredients

Pieces: 8

50 g sesame seeds
42 g fresh yeast
250 g water
400 g flour
25 g unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
1 egg yolk

20 ml olive oil
1 tbsp dried mint
1 clove garlic
50 g feta cheese
100 g full-fat Greek yogurt
salt


Preparation

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Step 1/4

Add yeast to a bowl with water and mix to combine. Add flour, butter, and salt. Knead until dough is smooth and shiny. Cover and let rise for 1 hr.

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Step 2/4

Divide dough into 16 pieces and roll into long, thin strands. Gently braid two strands around each other, then form into a circle and press the ends together firmly.

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Step 3/4

Preheat the oven to 230°C/445°F. Whisk egg yolk with a little bit of water in a wide, rimmed dish. Dip each ring into the egg yolk-water mixture, then transfer to a wide, rimmed dish of sesame seeds. Transfer to a parchment lined-baking sheet and let rise for approx. 15 min. Bake for approx. 15 min.

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Step 4/4

Heat olive oil and mint in a small frying pan over medium heat for approx. 1 min., and set aside. Crush garlic with a pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle to form a paste. Add the warm mint oil, garlic paste, and feta to a bowl with yogurt and mix to combine. Serve simit with garlic-mint dip and enjoy!


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