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This takes slightly longer than the 30 mn I set as limit for this series of recipes, but as it's still fast, really simple and the ingredients are likely to all be present in the kitchen already, I wanted to include it for a bit of exotism. These are Turkish/Near Eastern savoury biscuits that are very flaky once baked, and really delicious as a tea break snack. Instead of sesame, I sometimes sprinkle zaatar (local thyme mix) but any spice you fancy could be substituted and work well with the neutral taste.

Don't worry if the dough feels incredibly oily when you're rolling the snakes – it all evaporates in the baking and they come out quite dry and light. It's essential to keep them in an airtight container so that they don't absorb humidity from the air and lose their texture.

More recipes in my folder: Quick Food, Not Fast Food.
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:iconchromarin:
Chromarin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   General Artist
Oooh, the Turkish sesame ring, right? That's awesome! Will have to try making it!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think it's a bit different from what you have in mind, even though the name is the same? I only found out when I tried it in Turkey. These are very crumbly, like savoury shortbread :)
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Chromarin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   General Artist
Oh, there might be quite a difference then, since the ones in Turkish bakeries are usually soft inside. But it still sounds very yummy!
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Ami-Plushies Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would love to try this some time, but I'm wondering what it tastes like and when it would be good to eat (for breakfast or as a snack?)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pleasantly bland, crumbly, and best as a snack :)
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Ayumi-Fallassion Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Made this the other night. Was perfect with cheese! Will have to try again next time we have jam.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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nona49er Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I tried it and they are delicious! thank you for the recipe!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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TwistedMarz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Almost the same kind of recipe for bannock. x3 Or any sort of bread, eh? WOO! I'm gunna try it.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I couldn't tell you because I don't know what bannock is :XD:
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TwistedMarz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OOH!!

It's basically a harder base of bread... Kinda like a tortilla style, but fluffy. Hard on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside.

I don't know the measurements because I usually just guess.

Flour, baking powder, butter (option), milk or water, egg (optional), oil or lard.

Make it into a dough, then flatten it out in a pancake style... Just have it about an inch thick. Then stick in the oven for almost 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on it's size. You can make tiny biscuit size too.

Then tada!

Look it up! It's a native-american tradition to have in the house. :3

Could eat it with anything!

So it's almost the same.. Except for all the wetness.. It's rarely dry and somewhat sticky when it's a dough.. Kinda like pizza dough. x3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sounds amazing and I'm going to look into it!  but this is completely different once baked :) They're very brittle biscuits, basically.
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TwistedMarz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's the native-american donut! LOL jk. But sweet! I would love to see this design come up if you ever make one. :3
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have found some recipes and will duly try it ^^
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TwistedMarz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oohhhhhh. Can't wait to see the outcome. Maybe yours will be better than what I've been making. @@;
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Meme-candia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I will try!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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Striped-Jacket-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to try it really bad right now. If only my mom let me near the kitchen after the... incident...
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
O_o
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Keyboard-Ninja Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
:la: I can't wait to try this with jam when I get the chance. Thanks for the recipe, it looks good.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great!
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OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Today, I decided to try this out. These are delicious. My friends tried these too and they loved them. Thank you for introducing me to the deliciousness that is Simit
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Brilliant, I'm glad to hear!
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OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I'm going to have to try all your recipes now ^^
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Be my guest! :D
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just now made this stuff and it's baking; quick question though, how doughy is it supposed to be? I couldn't twist the snakes without them falling apart, should I back off a bit on the oil next time? :s
also, can you give a visual of how big/thick they're supposed to be? xD; I did some experimenting with them while laying them out but it didn't seem right. The ones that are in the oven right now are probably rolled too thin.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
They're supposed to be very oily, it evaporates while baking; you don't have to twist the a great deal (or at all, if you fancy). I make them no bigger than the diameter of a tea cup (when rolled), myself.
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eXHor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
i was to ask you why i got only the alf of the batch, but if you told me than that's not mor bigger than a tea cup, that explain everything... a parently, i made some beagle whit it...
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eXHor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
also, i burn it under, have you a hint for this?
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eXHor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
that's look so tasty!

"c'est pour quand le livre?"
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dès que possible, I'm working steadily on it :D
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FuckingMelo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
dude you are fucking awesome for making these. Note: the paper looks tie dyeriffic
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Enjooooy!
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JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
This looks good! I'm going to try baking this tomorrow :heart:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hope you liked it :D
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TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
I'd try this out but our oven does not behave. It takes off to some oddball temp. that isn't on the dial *facedesk*
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
You mean it overheats?? or is it a convection oven?
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:icontheloneducky:
TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
No...it came with the house when we moved here. I'm assuming it's old because it doesn't just overheat, it underheats too.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh dear :S
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TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
Maybe my sister will let me go to her house and make a mess of things one day X}
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sunarii Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love doughy foods and bread :love: I can't wait to try this!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Enjoy!
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rabidriter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I just made this for breakfast and the lemon curd to go with it. My family loved it! However the dough came out runny so I had to add a few more handfuls of flour.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
The dough is supposed to be runny, it dries up while baking and is then very light :) But if you loved the result then no problem!
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Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
mmm, Zaatar! It's not so popular in the states, but at least I can find large containers of it in larger stores. Maybe I can convince my dad to make these for me (I'd try, but I'm not much of a cook...).
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
You can just use sesame :) And sure, but they're so easy anyone can try them ;)
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Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Maybe...
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wolfofmibu66 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
hmmm looks delicious, i might have to make these.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
They are!
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