Sesame Seed Rings
125 ml salted butter (room temperature)
125 ml unsalted butter (room temperature)
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp Turkish plain yogurt
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour (use fine strainer)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp mahlep
1 egg white
First, pre-heat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Put all the ingredients in a large plastic bowl. Use your hand to mix them well. Grab some dough the size of a little ball and shape it like a ring, with the diameter being approximately 2 inches.
First dip (only one side) in the egg white then in the sesame seeds. Place on a baking tray. Repeat for the remaining dough and then bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops take a light pink colour. This recipe will make 36 pieces.
Best served with tea or milk.
Mahlep is obtained from the fruits of the Idris Tree. It is used in a variety of dishes including Kandil Simidi. It also keeps the food fresh and makes it brittle.
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