Bread rings rolled in sesame seeds, simit are sold in every bakery and on every street. The cries of the simitçi reverberate in the streets as he makes his way through the crowds with a tray of fresh simit on his head. A popular breakfast and snack bread, often eaten on its own, simit can be made with a sweetened spongy dough or with this simple bread dough. A teaspoon of mahlep is often added to enhance the flavour.
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