Turkish Summit Bread

Have you guys been to Turkey before? I haven't! After google for a while, I decided to make this Turkish bread. This is Turkish Summit Bread which is usually serve as breakfast in Turkey. Some also calling it as Turkish Bagel. They only used very little ingredients on this bread and yet tasted so delicious. Believe me, it is really really tasty. I hope one day I can visit to Turkey and enjoy the food there for real. :o)

And here's the recipe.
Ingredients :
3-1/2 cups   bread flour
1-1/2 tspn   salt
400ml   water
2 tspn   yeast

Ingredients for coating :
3 tbsp  hot water
1-1/2 tbsp  molasses / black treacle
(combine hot water & molasses together and mix well)
*1/2 cup  sesame seeds

Method :
(1) combine yeast with 100ml water and set aside for 5 mins.
(2) in a big bowl, combine flour, salt and remaining water, then add in yeast mixture and stir to form a sticky dough.
(3) leave dough aside for an hour or till double in size, keep dough cover with a damped tower.
(4) once it's ready, fold dough for a number of times.
(5) then place dough to a floured working table, divide dough into 24 portions.

(6) slightly pull dough into string shape for about 5" long and coat each dough with flour.
(7) now, plait dough by twisting 2 strings dough together and join both end together to make a circle.

(8) brush dough with molasses mixture then coat with sesame seeds.
(9) without further proving, bake at preheated oven 220'C for about 20 mins or till brown.

I was so amazed by the look of the bread and after taking my first bite.....I even loving it more. The crust is totally irresistible. It's really crispy......it was sweet at first, then..... it was the tasty roasted sesame....and then the chewy fragrant texture of the bread. Errrrr......Isn't that sounds fabulous to you too! I ate two. Really can't help it! haha.... I'm sure you will too. Enjoy.


  1. Kristy, You're the bread queen! This Turkish bread looks exactly the same that I've tried before making me want to have one now.

  2. These are so precious! Festive and happy!

  3. The bread look really nice. Love the shape.

  4. They look really yummy and I bet they taste fantastic. Take care Diane

  5. Kristy...haha no need to go Turkey , we can come here for some Turkish bread :) Looks good and I will try this out for sure. My list is getting longer :) have a nice day, Elin

  6. Kristy - very nice! You got the shape perfectly. Turkish simit is very simple, but the sesame seeds make them very tasty, fragrant and nutty - one of my favourite breads!

  7. i love the way you twisted the bread. You sounded them so good that i need to bookmark this first!

  8. Thanks for introducing a new bread, I can imagine the fragrant of sesame seeds on the bread.

  9. Once again a great sharing love the shape and the sesame topping!

  10. You have the magic touch when it comes to bread recipes, Kristy. These Turkish "bagel" look delicious. I don't have a sweet tooth so these would be perfect with my morning cup of coffee.

  11. I am a HUGE fan of Turkish food but I have never had Turkish Bread like this, Kristy. The brushing of molasses and sesame seeds is most likely the secret.

    Thank you so much for sharing...I have given myself until the end of the year to bake some kind of bread. I better keep this link, lol..

  12. Impressive! I know they are delicious :)

  13. These do look very delicious! I love bagels so I know I will enjoy this bread very much:)

  14. Mhmm delicious...very tempting.

  15. Went once, while on a cruise. But did not taste any bread that looked as fabulous as this, Kristy!
    Great job!

  16. Your version of simit looks wonderful. I'll be publishing my version of it towards the end of the year. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  17. Kristy, you asked about the cake. It was not served to us while we were in Turkey, but we did have it while we were on a short cruise of the Bosphorous. There are many Greeks living in Turkey, so I would not be surprised to be served the cake in private homes. I hope you've had a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  18. No, never been to Turkey before.. But this bread looks yummy!

  19. You've a pair of wonderful hands in baking! Would love to sample your pastries someday :)

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  20. Oh my I can't believe how many of your posts I am behind on!! I've made simmit before, but it didn't turn out as well as yours did. My daughter loved it and ate iot for breakfast, but I didn't want to post it.


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