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Quick food: Simit by Majnouna Quick food: Simit by Majnouna
:pointl: Check out the book!

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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Ami-Plushies 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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Majnouna Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pleasantly bland, crumbly, and best as a snack :)
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Ayumi-Fallassion 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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Majnouna Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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I tried it and they are delicious! thank you for the recipe!
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Majnouna Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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TwistedMarz 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 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 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 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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