Açma (soft rolled bread)

When you visit a bakery store in Turkey , you will see these Turkish croissants. Eat at breakfast or afternoon tea time.


  1. 1 glass warm water
  2. 15 ml vegetable oil
  3. 7 gram dry yeast
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 3 tbs sugar
  6. 6-7 cups or more AP flour
  7. 1 glass (200 ml) warm water
  8. 1 egg white
  9. For syrup:
  10. 1 Tbsp molasses or maple syrup
  11. 100 ml water
  12. For glazing:
  13. 1 egg yolk
  14. 1 tsp powdered sugar
  15. 1 tsp water
  16. Some sesame / nigella seeds


  1. Change For the dough: in a large mixing bowl combine yeast water sugar stir Add oil salt egg white Then gradually add flour Add as you need it you will have almost non sticky dough You dont want it dry though so be careful to add the flour to the mixture Knead evenly about 8-10 minutes until you have the dough softness as ear lobe 🤓 Set aside let dough double its size about over an hour
  2. Change Cut the dough larger then egg size on a floured working surface
  3. Change Roll the dough into long snake shapes
  4. Change Hold in the middle and bring the other half next to the other one Dont cut it! It will be like a U shape
  5. Change Now twist them
  6. Change If you cant stretch it hold it on the both edges and swing it 🤓
  7. Change Bring the edges together
  8. Change Grease the baking dish first Then soak dough in the molasses water mixture Take it out quickly place in the baking dish
  9. Change Brush them egg and powdered sugar mix Sprinkle with sesame seeds or Fennel seed / nigella seeds Put it in the oven about 25 minutes
  10. Change Pretty soft açma achma as you pronounce
  11. Change Wow very tasty Since I am on strictly diet I gave some of them to my kids friends They like it Play with the sugar I like a more salty pastry rather than sweet You can double the ingredient make more pasties

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