Nutella Kahk - FILE
CAIRO – 5 June 2019: As the holy month of Ramadan ends in a few days, Egyptian families get ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr (The Feast of Breaking the fast) with baking kahk (cookies filled with nuts and covered with powdered sugar.)
Before the three-day feast starts, citizens either bake Kahk at home or buy it at the bakery. Thus, bakeries are crowded in the last few days of Ramadan with Kahk buyers.
However, many families prefer baking at home with neighbors and friends gathered to make and decorate Kahk in different shapes, enjoying the delightful scent of cookies that cling to the house. The Kahk is either filled with nuts or malban (fruit jelly), however, innovative trends have been added to the list of fillings like Nutella, red velvet and others.
For chocolate lovers, Nutella Kahk would be a favorable choice for a breakfast with a cup of tea with milk on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.
1 Kilo of wheat for cookies
2 large spoons of raw sesame
1 large spoon of baking powder
Small amount of salt
3 cups of fat
Half cup sugar powder
1 nutella jar
How to prepare the Kahk
1- Mix the wheat and salt together in a large bowl, add sesame and leave a hole in the middle of the mixture.
2- Add 2 cups of dissolved butter in the hole, and mix with a large spoon and then with your hand.
3- Mix the brewer’s yeast after adding sugar powder and some warm water.
4- Add the yeast to the wheat mixture, then add the rest amount of the butter and mix thoroughly until the wheat absorbs all the butter and becomes soft dough.
5- Cover the dough in a warm place until it rises.
6- Cut the dough into large lemon-size balls.
7- Make a hole inside each ball, add a spoon of nutella and close it well. Decorate the filled balls with kahk stamp.
8- Place the nutella-filled balls in wide bread tin. Leave them in a warm place until they rise and ferment.
9- Preheat the tin to moderate temperature degree, and place the tin in the oven. Remove the tin once the kahk’s color looks golden.