Acma (Rich Turkish Rolls)

Honey and Butter Turkish Acma Bread

As much as Asian countries’ cuisine is based on rice products, food culture in Turkey is largely based on bread. So much so that without bread, according to my dear hubby, a family meal cannot commence. Rather than eat bread-less, a member of the family will be sent immediately to procure some. In fact, most large apartment buildings even have fresh bread delivery a few times a day!  Acma is a light breakfast bread, eaten along side a traditional Turkish breakfast or solely with a cup of fragrant Turkish tea. After all, the morning rush is a global predicament.

This bread is slightly sweet and rich, perfect just by itself or made exquisite with the addition of a bit of butter and honey. Or strawberry jam. Oh deliciousness!


Acma (Rich Turkish Rolls)

1 1/2 cups hot milk
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
3 TB sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB yeast
500g flour

Separate the egg yolks. Beat egg whites a little and mix with milk, oil, sugar, salt, yeast and flour. Set aside to rise 1 hour.
Divide the dough into egg sized pieces. Shape each into a rope and twist. Bring the ends together and seal. Place the rolls on a baking sheet. Brush with the reserved egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.


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    March 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you thank you for this!
    Made them today, and they are gorgeous. Thank you for such a good recipe. I will be making them again.

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