Algerian Kaak

Annacia *

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Algerian Kaak is very popular from East to West of Algeria and in North Africa in general. It is a mix of brioche and cookie . Each city has it’s own recipe and flavor, and this one is the one from Algiers! The prep time includes rising. The recipe comes from: lapetitepaniere.com


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Serves:

12

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

500 g
plain flour
2
eggs
125 g
granulated white sugar
100 ml
sunflower oil
11 g
dry instant yeast
8 g
baking powder
1 Tbsp
fennel seeds
1 Tbsp
anise seeds
zest of 1 lemon
59 ml
warm milk
sesame seeds
1
egg yolk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl or a Kitchen Aid, add the flour, the yeast, the baking powder and the sugar and start to knead.
2
Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to knead.

Add the sunflower oil and continue to knead.
3
Add the lemon zest the fennel seeds and the anise seeds and knead again.
4
Slowly pour in the milk and knead until you obtain a sticky dough.
5
Flour a clean surface and roll your dough into a long log.
6
Cut into long sticks of 15 centimeters length and 3 centimeters wide then join the two ends to form a crown.
7
Flour a cookie pan and add your crowns on the top and let rise for 1 hour.
8
With a knife cut the edges of each crown be careful don’t cut the crown.

Brush the crowns with 1 egg yolk and sprinkle with a few sesame seeds.
9
Preheat the oven to 180 C degrees and bake for 30 minutes or when the crowns are golden brown.
10
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes (the aroma is delicious).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: African
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free