Hello there! Today, I have a great recipe to share with you!
And here, I’d like to thank dearest İlknur, who inspired me to bake this Turkish circular bread. She gave me an amazing resource, which was amazingly helpful while baking these goodies. Also, she advised me to eat them with tomatoes and white cheese. Thank you so much, İlknur! Me and my family loved them! Hope we will be able to eat them together one day!
- 400 g flour,
- 225 ml lukewarm water,
- 2 tbs olive oil,
- 1 1/3 tsp instant dry yeast,
- 1 tsp salt,
- 150 g hulled sesame seeds
- 40 g molasses
- 120 g water, boiling
1. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients.
2. Make a well in the center and pour the olive oil and lukewarm water into the well.
3. Knead the dough with your hands for 5-10 minutes.
4. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
5. Take two pieces and stretch the dough into thin strips (about 30-35 cm long).
6. Cover the rest of the dough to prevent it from drying out.
7. Place 2 strips side-by-side, pinch the ends. Twist them together and pinch to join the ends.
8. Place the rings on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
9. Let the dough sit in a warm place for 20-30 minutes.
10. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
11. Pour the sesame seeds into the pan and turn the fire on medium heat.
12. Stir the seeds every 4-5 minutes until golden. Set aside.
13. Pour molasses and boiling water into a bowl big enough to fit your rings.
14. Whisk to dissolve the molasses completely.
15. Put the sesame seeds in another bowl.
16. Dip both sides of the rings in the liquid, drain excess moisture, then coat both sides in the sesame seeds.
17. Transfer them to the baking sheets.
18. Bake in preheated oven for about 17 minutes.