- 6 cups flour, sifted
- 1 pound unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup warm milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 beaten egg plus two tablespoon water for egg wash
- Sesame or black seeds (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix the butter, sugar and two beaten eggs together for a few minutes. Gradually fold in the flour and remaining ingredients, and mix to combine; knead lightly unto a medium smooth dough.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to one-half inch thick. Brush dough with one beaten egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired, and cut into desired shapes. For more traditional simit, pull a piece of dough the size of a walnut or apricot, roll each ball with the palm of your hand in a long strip, form into a rope shape, and pinch the ends together to form a circle.
Place on a non-stick or sprayed cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.