Egyptian Cookies (Kahk) – Recipe

In enthusiasm for my blog and “helping” me find posts my husband invited over one of our Egyptian friends to teach us to make Kahk an Egyptian cookie that has an interesting sweet savoury combination. These a usually made for Ramadan, Christmas or weddings in Egypt. We filled ours with a combination of pureed dates and nuts.

Egyptian Cookies - Kahk

1 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 kg ghee
7 cups flour
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Combine the warm water with the yeast and sugar and leave to sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
Melt the ghee, put the flour in a bowl with the ghee and knead.
Add the yeast mixture and sesame seeds and continue to knead until smooth.
Shape into round cookies by hand or with a mould.
Bake at 180 for about 15 minutes or until golden.
When cool sprinkle with icing sugar.

If you would like to fill them with something you can put a teaspoon of ghee in a food processor with a handful of dates and walnuts.  When you have made the round cookie make a small indent in it and fill with the mixture then close over before you mould them.


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