So happy that you found this recipe so reminiscent of Le Carnaval’s. Hope youre doing well. Much love, Tasbih, Hiii. Enjoy:). Otherwise it is considered a violation of intellectual property. If so, I’d recommend choosing the softest kind you can get your hands on. I have to admit your recipes look so tempting to try! Try keeping the agamiyya balls in the freezer for a bit. Just how much weight do folks expect to gain during Ramadan? Cream the butter and the sugar until you get a nice white creamy mixture. Michael’s craft store is indeed magical. Cannot thank you enough for this amazing and absolute perfect recipe. I’m about to try out your recipe but wanted to make sure I’m using the right measuring cup. I am sooo proud of you!! If it cracks, knead the dough for a few more seconds, then repeat the test. Here’s there number: 01006085280 I have tried the kahk recipe before the update and liked it a lot, but i LOVED the updated version, it was AMAZING, thank you so much , Yay! Continue mixing until a cohesive dough comes together. In the old version, you’d bake the agomeya-filled ones at a super high temp for a very short time or they’ll leak otherwise. Aug 19, 2012 - During our baking marathon last Friday my mom and I also made some cookies, including these Egyptian Date Cookies. An AMAZING recipe for traditional Eid (post Ramadan Feast) cookies! I don’t know where I went wrong. Let me know how it went with you. Which kind of cake are you looking for? To do this, we store the data as outlined in our privacy policy. First batch was gone even before Eid came. If 260C for 8 minutes work better for you, please go ahead and continue doing that. Pingback: Day 23 of Ramadan, June 7, 2018 – MyFirstRamadan, Hi tasbeeh, are there planning on posting a new kahk recipe this year? Yield: Makes 135 (1 tablespoon sized) cookies. Then add in some milk. Melt the butter and add oil to butter then pour over the flour, make sure the mixture … I made these with my daughter yesterday – she’s 8. Hey Tasbih, I am guessing that the bake temp and time would be like that of agameya??? Right??? Tasbih, I stumbled upon your blog by pure chance, while looking for a recipe for Nutella ganache. A perfect snack anytime of the day. Using a kitchen scale is the most guaranteed way to ensure that everything is measuring so precisely and it will surely give you the best results. As I've explained in the post above using butter or oil affects the taste and texture of the ara'eesh and so the case of using milk or water. Hope you try making italian / french meringue macaroon and if you already did where is it . I’m currently in the US and I made it a few days ago using fresh mozzarella (which is really hard to find in Egypt) and the difference was like day and night. Please do not use my images without prior permission. Peace to you too hon. Serve or store in a container. For me, I like it the way I used to buy it in Egypt. They’ve come out quite Bready – almost like a scone! Kahk is known for having a very long shelf life. I think the reason for cracking could be one of 2 reasons. I’ll add your suggested recipe in the notes section of the recipe. a try and I  live abroad and can’t find the kahk essences and I don’t like the rose water taste… is there any other substitution other than the rise water or Can I just do the recipe with out it? Was the hardest dough so hard to work with. Thank you Marwa…wenti tayeba. The vanilla powder I use is Cook's brand. I tried it last eid and then a few ago and it never fails to impress me. Find the recipe for Egyptian stuffed shortbread cookies below. But I think you might have a good chance finding them at Tulip. The amount of Agameya depends on whether its combined with nuts or not. Arrange the dough balls onto a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving an inch of space between each one. Tasbeeeeh! Everyone thinks I’m some amazing Egyptian chef now , We were supposed to send some to the neighbors but we ate it all , I definitely prefer mahlab to reht el kahk. I’m so happy you tried the recipe and loved it I couldn’t have explained the texture better than you just did. I’m proud of you too  Enjoy sweetie and have a wonderful Eid full of great homemade kahk. I have the regular sized ones but I can’t find the small-release ones. I’ve embarrassingly have never tried my hands at petit four If you are going to stuff it with agra then roll each into an 11 inch long , with almost 4mm thickness, rectangle. In fact, some people actually prefer their kahk without it. Hi Sommer! Turns out all you need is a good recipe. A very similar dessert to basbousa is harissa, which is thicker and slightly different in … Yes…I removed the picture with the bursting agameya because it was no longer relevant to the newly updated recipe. Knead the Agwa (date paste) with the ghee, sesame seeds and kahk essence, if using until soft and pliable. I love your recipe its easy to make and turns out delicious! Can't wait to try it. I’ve been making them for the past 3 days haha! I want to make sure I don’t mess it up. Just tried this recipe and it turned out perfectly… exactly like Le Carnaval’s!! Your blog is amazing, starting with the recipes to the pictures to the videos to your engaging style of writing to your flawless English. LOL I thoroughly enjoy your posts. This is my first time writing to a food blogger but I really thought I had to. It was in his time that the first bakery was established devoted specifically to the making of kahk, called dar al-fitra, where a piece of kahk was the size of a loaf of bread. Last updated Dec 19, 2020. Kol sana wenty tayeba. Hanaa you’re so funny You sound like the nicest, sweetest stalker someone could ever get. Kahk keeps well for weeks. I’m really happy to hear that you loved them so much and that they made your quarantined eid a little bit sweeter. Due to the sensitive nature of baking, kitchen scales are proven to yield more accurate and consistent results than measuring cups. Though made from very simple ingredients, Agameya can be a little tricky to make. And yes…kahk is a dangerous dangerous thing to have around…you’d think that 135 kahks would be enough…but nope . Measurements Note: All recipes of this site have been developed using weight measurements. I like the idea of kad7 ghee as it toasts the flour so adds flavour to the base. You should have approximately 135 dough scoops. REGRETFULLY I DON’T HAVE MILK..can i use whipping cream instead of milk?will this work?I think it will work because of its fat content,don’t you think? If you ever need any baking tools from New York let me know I will be happy to provide. Thank you so much! Wrap up some and give to your neighbor and enjoy the rest. I really really wanted to thank you for your recipe of Kahk and ghorayeba. But maybe you can explain it to me! Thanks! I enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to try it out! Here comes my beloved mini ice cream scoop again. Prepare all your fillings by rolling them into macadamia nut-sized balls. As for the bottoms over-browning while the tops aren’t getting any color, could mean that the oven’s heat source is only coming from the bottom. Original recipes and creations of this site are intended for personal and home use. Hi Mahmoud! You know how typical kahk tends be coarse and overly crumbly? Now you’re the one who should teach me! If you can’t, you can always leave it out and still have great kahk, or you could refer to the substitutions in the ‘Notes’ section of the recipe at the end of the post. Thanks a lot …. However, if you have samna balady (white ghee), you can use that instead, or a combination of both yellow ghee (such as Best Sherraton) and white balady ghee. Carrot Cake Flora. You really have writing skills and l definitely enjoy reading your humoristic way of putting things down. And YES, in case you are wondering, school busses in Egypt pass by kids at their homes not waiting for them at stops. I’m happy you liked the baklava too! Thanks, Hi Abeer! Hi Nada! It’s my pleasure Sommer. Older people like it soft and buttery, kiddos like it buttery too. Ofcourse, every household has its own unique recipe that they treasure, but the basics remain the same. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes! For Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, maamoul is an essential part of Easter and Eid respectively. Currently i have Sheraton and butter i got mixed have no clue if sheraton will work fine. I hope you love these Kahks as much as we do. Thank you! Keep the sweet traditions going this is what connects us to home. I’ve seen it all haha. Filling variations included! The dough can be a bit finicky to work with but my husband who is Egyptian loved them! Sift together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and mahlab spice (if using) into a large mixing bowl. This is probably one of the most aromatic and flavorful cookies that I have baked in the recent times! Consider it next time you make kahk, and remember me. Skip. The dough shouldn't crack. These tweezer thingies are also traditional, but no worries if you can’t find it…. Makes about 50 cookies. Bake until blonde on top and the bottom takes on a light golden brown color; about 18 to 22 minutes. However, I always remeasure all my recipes using cups, so that I can provide both measurements, for those who don’t have a scale. The table of Fatimid Caliph al-Aziz was said to have been 1350 meters long, bearing some 60 different kinds of kahk and ghurayiba (a sweet butter cookie topped with nuts). So does my family! and thank you again for the pleasant Kahk-making experience! I highly recommend using one too, if you have it, instead of measuring by cups to remove all the guesswork. Well i made these three times this year and they are just amazing each and every time. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. If you can get your hands on some, awesome! Health Benefits - Date Filled Cookies. I’ve always had some reservations about their coarse texture and lack of sweetness in the cookie itself. A lot of people use water instead of milk in kahk. Because after a month-long of fasting, you bet we’re going to be feasting. I already have so many baking plans the day before Eid, and want to get as much done ahead of time as possible! Stuffed with date paste or nuts, this buttery cookie dates back to ancient Egypt. Half of the recipe is perfect:) But note that these are on the smallish side. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sesame seeds, sugar, cinnamon, yeast, and salt. That’s 8 times the amount needed for this recipe. You mention also making a gluten free version do you remember what type of flour you used for the dough or what the recipe for that was? For the butter/oil  and water/milk dilemma here is my two cents: Using butter makes it super tasty but soft, using oil makes it crunchy but not as tasty. I made it two times with the same type of flour and ghee but it yielded two very different textured kahk! U r our hero (gotta remind u each and every time). I was floored when I finally discovered that you are a fellow Egyptian(yaaay!!). I’m sorry if I confused you, but here’s a great source on the best way to measure ingredients using volume (by cups) that I recommend checking out. I had the same problem with my dough being way too dry the two times I made this recipe! I am really , extremely glad I found your recipe, I made it last year and it was sooooo good my whole family loved it , it was like the one I puy from Egyptian pastry shops even better as its home made and very high quality , I cannot thank u enough for sharing this amazing recipe , it was my and my family first time to try kahk with agamia and we loved it , I was so worried not to find it again as I am planning on doing it this year too , again , thanks , much love ❤️. I wouldn't recommend filling the minis with softer fillings such as agameya and malban, as they'll pose a challenge while stuffing. And that’s it! Your baking buddy from Egypt! Kindly refer to point #6 in the recipe notes on how to make DIY kahk essence . I am just making these now - thrilled to find this recipe as I used to work in a natural food store (The Real Food Company) in San Francisco in the 1980's and 1990's. These were from Michaels, a crafts store in Canada . (by hand or in a stand mixer? But your recipe is very easy and also very yummy. My family is obsessed. Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Eid One question though, where do you manage to find those small ice cream scoops? And Eid Mubarak again! The butter is surely the cause of the bready texture. Thank you so much for taking the time to write these beautiful words and kind compliments; they mean the world to me. Love their stuff Required fields are marked *. P.S. I’m overjoyed that you have stopped by! And as a side note, I suggest increasing the amount of reehet El kahk because it gives more flavour. I just have to say i LOVE all ur recipes and have been trying ton! Raise speed to medium, and continue mixing until the dough turns creamy and paste-like; 1 to 2 minutes. much love ♥. They still came out delicious, though! or do you think the rose water is not strong enough and I can enjoy the kahk even with it in the recipe? I recommend first trying 1/4 of the recipe so you could test out of the perfect timing to reach your desired consistency. Turn the dough into a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for 5 minutes. For starters this method is way easier than the traditional one which uses yeast and needs heating of the ghee, since it was easier I was skeptical it wouldn’t turn out good, but all I can say is that they were spectacular! Hi Ghadi! Kids LOVE doing this part, so get them involved! I hope this helps. Is there anything I can do about this? I live in Dayton Ohio and not many options nearby. I had no idea! Gluten free? of olive oil to be non-sticky. So great to hear that you’re liking the Kahk base. Greetings from Switzerland , It’s my pleasure Sunny! Nowadays most bakeries use baking powder instead of yeast, because when you come to think of it, kahk is a cookie and not bread. Brushing the top with some egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds. One bite of their melt-in-the-mouth cookies was able to change my mind about Kahk. Welcome welcome…I’m so honored that you’ve stopped by. Believe it or not, I was never into kahk in the first place until last year. I have a feeling, the texture is similar too. Thank you so much for the heads up. It’s my husband’s number 1 favorite konafa variation. The spice mix you found is quite different from what kahk essence is made of, so it would probably give you a different flavor profile. Eid (in this case Eid Al Fitr) is the feast holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Otherwise, if you don’t have one, the best way to measure flour is to lightly spoon the flour into the cup then level off the excess using the back of a knife. 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