Acma- Turkish style bagel or soft rolled bread can be made savoury or sweet. Its a soft dough that is in a twist and rolled up in the shape of a bagel and baked. Its so good when freshly made and served at breakfast. You can add filling like olive paste or leave it plain or add other pastes if desired. I made mine mini, you can make them bigger and shape them like a bagel, mine closed up as I might them tighter, although some did turn out looking like a bagel.
What you will need:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 2 and 1/4 tsp yeast
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 and 1/2 -6 cups flour
- 3/4 stick salted butter softened
- black seeds and or sesame seeds
You will need 2 egg whites and one egg yolk for dough, reserve the other yolk for the brushing on top of dough at the end.
Combine yeast, warm water and sugar in a bowl, allow the foam to come up to the top before adding the other ingredients. Add the milk, oil, eggs, salt, yogurt, add 5 and 1/2 cups flour, start to knead, if you need more add the other 1/2 cup, dough should be soft, so if its a good texture don’t add any more flour. If your using a kitchen aid with dough attachment, knead till dough forms a ‘funnel’ and dough is formed, firm, smooth but soft.
Grease bowl and add dough, cover with plastic wrap and tea towel, allow to rise for at least 1/2 hour till doubled in size.
Remove dough from bowl, will come out as a flat circle,cut into 8 triangles with pastry cutter, then cut each triangle in three pieces, should come up to 24 ‘balls’. With your hands open up dough to form a circle, rolling with a rolling pin makes for a tough dough, its better just to use your hands. Spread some softened butter with your fingers or spoon over the dough and roll up, then twist the dough and roll up and flip the ends to close up the circle. If you want you can add 1/2 tsp of olive paste or other pastes if you desire, you can even add jam for a sweet roll do that when your spreading the butter then roll and twist.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, brush with egg yolk, you may add a splash of milk to the yolk if you need too. Sprinkle with black seeds and or sesame seeds, allow to rest for another 1/2 hour. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until tops are golden and bottoms are browned. Enjoy!