One of the most important Eid Al-Fitr traditions that Egyptians have is celebrating breaking their fast with shay b laban and Eid Al-Fitr sweets: kahk.
While this usually comes after Eid prayers, yet no matter how Eid Al-Fitr 2020 rituals will be altered this year, there’s no standing in the way of Eid cookies. That moment when the kahk cookies melt in your mouth is something we all look forward to and is a true essence of Eid Al-Fitr.
Even if you’re too afraid to order kahk biscuits this year, you can make your very own Egyptian kahk with dates using this amazing kahk recipe. It will keep the Eid spirit in the air and allow you to indulge in the amazing Eid delicacies that we grew up with our entire lives.
So what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves and get ready to bring out the best Eid Al-Fitr food with the below Eid cookies recipe. But please, don’t go counting how many calories are in kahk and just enjoy Eid 2020 guilt-free.
To make this kahk recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup ghee
- 1/3 cup warm water
Kahk filling ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup pistachios
While there are many places in Egypt where you can buy these Eid cookies, you can even make them with your children as a form of Eid activity and start your very own family Eid traditions. It will bring a whole lot of joy, love, and a kahk essence into your homes that you and your children will cherish for a long time to come.
Further reading: Make these DIY Cards to Celebrate Eid with Your Loved Ones