The history of the Simmit Turkish Bagels” in Turkey dates back to the fourteenth century during the days of the Ottoman Empire, which is actually credited with the spread of many Turkish foods and dietary habits in the various countries that were affiliated with it at the time. Although “Simmit Turkish Bagels” is considered the first popular food in Turkey, it has had a chance of spreading in Egypt, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany, and Greece. In the way it is made, the quality of the dough from which it is made. In fact, the summit is the first popular meal for all Turks, as no street in Istanbul and the rest of the cities is free of red simmit vendors’ carts, and its appearance dates back to the Ottoman era, since the 14th century AD, according to Turkish historians.

Simmit Turkish Bagels

This dish is one of the most popular bread recipes in the Turkish cuisine. And distinguished by its ease of preparation and simple ingredients, prepare in your kitchen light and crispbread covered with a sprinkle of sesame. So, if you are looking for an appetizing bread recipe, this one makes a perfect choice.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course breads
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 6 people
Calories 335 kcal


  • 50 grams of water
  • 10 g of yeast
  • 560 g of flour
  • 12 g of salt
  • 5 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams of thyme
  • 100 grams of sesame
  • 5 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses
  • 1/2 cup of water


  • Knead all the ingredients of the dough and set aside for an hour until it rises.
  • Divide the dough into equal size pieces
  • Roll the dough and roll out two pieces of it on each other and then set aside to rise again.
  • In a bowl, mix the water with pomegranate molasses
  • Dip the simmit in the mixture of the molasses
  • Dip into the thyme and the sesame.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy your bagels


Sodium: 476mgSugar: 0.6gFiber: 4.4gPotassium: 156mgCalories: 335kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 14gProtein: 8.9gCarbohydrates: 44g
Keyword bagels, bread
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