Soft Turkish Bagel with Olive Paste –Açma


1 tablespoon of yeast

1/2 cup lukewarm milk

1/4 cup lukewarm water

2 and 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 to 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt (You may omit this if your olives are salty)

1 can of kosher or organic olives (Blend the olives into a paste)



1 egg beaten (You can add some water to dilute the egg wash)

Sesame seeds



Mix the yeast with the warm water in a large bowl, the sugar, milk and vegetable oil. Stir until the yeast and sugar are completed blended.

Then add the flour, the salt, and knead. After five minutes, split the dough in twelve parts. Make sure your surface is a bit oily and the pin too.

You can wait for the dough to rise or you can go ahead and start working it with your rolling pin. Flatten the dough with your pin, spread 1 to 1.5 teaspoon of the olive paste at the hem of your flatten dough, and roll it into a rope like you would with a regular pretzel.

Now, twist it into shape by tying the dough into a regular knot. Tie the knot by inserting the ends beneath.

Brush the 12 bagels with the egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top of them. Then bake them at 300 F for 30 to 45 mins. Every oven is different so find your balance.

Voilà! Bon appetit 🙂 .

Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar is a practicing Accountant. She focused on personal finance in graduate school. She has a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA). Around the year, Feauxzar expatiate on personal finance and romance tips here and on her blogs. She is also the Online Editor of Hayati Magazine and the author of the first Ivorian Cookbook in English. Also a poet, you can read three of her pieces in "WOKE & LOUD: A Faith-Based Medley of Muslim Poetry & Spoken Word" published by Inked Resistance. Visit her at or .

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