Simit – Turkish Bagel (Sesame Ring)
Little History of Simit:
Simit (Turkish Bagel) has a long history in Istanbul and Anatolia. Archival sources provide historical information that the simit has been produced in Istanbul since 1525. Based on Üsküdar court records (Şeriyye Sicili) dated 1593, the weight and price of simit were standardized for the first time. Evliya Çelebi (The 17th-century traveler) wrote that there were 65-70 simit bakeries in Istanbul during the 1630s. Turkish Bagel and its variant bread became popular across the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia.
What is Simit Bread?
In Turkey, Sesame Ring is a popular street food. Baked in a clay-oven, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this twisted bread ring is densely laced with sesame seeds all over. It is sold everywhere by simit sellers who carry them by tray loads or in special carts.
Turkish Simit (Turkish Bagel) is generally served plain, or for breakfast with Turkish Black Tea, fresh fruit preserves, or ayran. Drinking tea with simit is a traditional breakfast method for Turkish people in daily life. Turkish Sesame Ring is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds or, less commonly, poppy, flax or sunflower seeds, found across the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East. It is generally known as Turkish Bagel in USA.
What is Simit made of?
Preparing and cooking of Simit is a really critical process to get fresh, fried and crispy simit. It is made with a special rate of water, dry yeast, oil, granulated sugar, salt, flour, molasses, and sesame seeds.
Turkish Simit Calories: 272 kcal/100g
About Our Simit:
• You can buy %100 Fresh and Quality Simit online with the best price.
• We send you vacuumed Daily Baked Simit.
• We recommend you to drink Turkish Black Tea while eating Turkish Bagels.