Soft Turkish Bagel
7 g instant yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup sunflower oil
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Nigella seeds (black sesame seeds)
Mix the yeast with warm water in a large bowl. Stir well so the yeast dissolves, then add the sugar, milk and sunflower oil. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add flour and salt slowly and knead. Place the dough in a large bowl, cover it with plastic wrap over the rim and let it rest for about 2 hours until the dough rises to twice its size.
Take a small-size ball from the dough and make it longer by spinning it. Then close up the ends to make a ring shape. Brush egg whites and sprinkle Nigella seeds on top.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place parchment paper on an oven tray and arrange the Acma on it. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 375 F (190 C). Then, bake 15 more minutes until the tops turn to a golden colour.
Acma is a lovely breakfast or supper treat with Turkish Tea.
This recipe makes 8-9 Acma.