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Turkish Sourdough Simit Bagels with Olives, Cherry Tomatoes and Sesame Seeds Recipe
These Turkish Sourdough Simit Bagels with Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, and Sesame Seeds are a delectable and unusual take on the classic bagel. The sourdough starter imparts a tangy flavor to the bagels, while the olives and cherry tomatoes add a savoury note. The sesame seed topping adds crunch and a nutty flavor to the dish. They're ideal for breakfast or as a snack at any time of day.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, lukewarm water, and active sourdough starter to make the sourdough starter.
- Allow it to sit at room temperature for 8-12 hours or overnight, covered with a cloth.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and lukewarm water to make the dough.
- Combine the sourdough starter and olive oil in a mixing bowl.
- Mix everything together until a smooth dough forms.
- Knead the dough for 10 minutes, then cover and set aside for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
- Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.
- Cut the dough into eight equal pieces.
- Roll each piece into a 12 inch (30 cm) long rope.
- Form a circle with the rope and pinch the ends together to form a bagel shape.
- Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Combine the chopped olives, chopped cherry tomatoes, and sesame seeds in a shallow bowl.
- Brush each bagel with water before dipping it into the topping mixture, pressing it onto the bagel to ensure it sticks.
- Bake the bagels for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown, on the prepared baking sheet.
- Warm or at room temperature, serve.
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