Our journey begins today in the kitchen of Turkey. We will cook a classic of Turkish cuisine; the world's beloved simit. But we will make a small but subtle change and show how to prepare this delicious snack completely vegan € 😋.
It is known that simit usually consists of wheat flour, water, yeast, salt and sesame seeds. So, what do we need to make it vegan? Actually, it is already vegan! However, it's the preparation and roasting that makes it a challenge. But don't worry, in this article we will go step by step through the process of preparing a vegan simit 😀.
Before we begin, here is an inspiration video on how to make the simit:
First we need to Ingredients prepare. For vegan simit we need:
Now that we have the ingredients under control, we will prepare our vegan simit step by step. 🍞
Let's start with the preparation of our vegan simit dough. The most important thing is to first separate the dry from the wet. So start by mixing the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Then add the warm water and knead the dough well. The dough should be soft and elastic. After kneading, let the dough rest in a warm place for at least an hour to allow the yeast to work and the dough to rise. 🥗
Now it's time to prepare the glaze and sesame seeds. Heat the molasses with a little water in a saucepan and stir until it forms a uniform liquid. At the same time, lightly toast the sesame seeds in a pan without oil until golden brown. Set both ingredients aside and let cool. 🥥
Now it's time to form the shape of our vegan simit. To do this, divide the risen dough into equal-sized pieces and roll them into long sausages. Then shape each "sausage" into a circle and press the ends together well. Dip the dough circles in the molasses mixture and then roll in the toasted sesame seeds. Then place on a baking sheet. 😅
Now we just have to bake the simit. To do this, preheat the oven to 200 degrees and bake the simit for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Then remove from the oven and let cool. 😎
And there we have it; a crispy, delicious vegan simit, ready to enjoy. You can eat it plain, or spice it up with vegan cheese, jam, or even a drizzle of olive oil. 😋
You see, it's quite easy to make this delicious Turkish bread at home, even in its vegan version. Now it's up to you to master the kringle and start your own culinary journey. Bye and happy cooking! 👋
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.