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A Simit bread on a table with spices and eggs
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4.8 from 5 votes

Egyptian Simit

A bread the is very popular specially around Easter time.
Author: Amira


  • 2 1/2 cups A.P. flour.
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter.
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast .
  • 1/4 cup milk - warmed.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 Eggs.
  • 1/4 cup warm water +/- depending on the flour
  • For brushing: 1 egg 1 teaspoon butter and sesame seeds.


  • In a bowl mix the flour,sugar then add the melted butter and oil, mix well until grainy.
  • Add yeast, milk and mix well.
  • Add the egg and salt mixing until well incorporated.
  • Gradually add warm water and mix until you get a soft dough that separates from the mixing bowl.
  • Put in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise for 1 hour.
  • Divide the dough into 6 balls. Shape each ball into a rope, then tuck ends together to form a circle. You can make a braided circle as well.
  • Brush with egg and butter and sprinkle top with sesame seeds, cover and let it rise for 30 minutes, meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until nice and top is browned.
  • Serve with eggs and doqqah.
  • Enjoy.