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Algerian Kaak

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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:

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1 Hr 15 Min
30 Min


500 g
plain flour
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
egg yolk

How to Make Algerian Kaak


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

    Add the sunflower oil and continue to knead.
  • 3Add the lemon zest the fennel seeds and the anise seeds and knead again.
  • 4Slowly pour in the milk and knead until you obtain a sticky dough.
  • 5Flour a clean surface and roll your dough into a long log.
  • 6Cut into long sticks of 15 centimeters length and 3 centimeters wide then join the two ends to form a crown.
  • 7Flour a cookie pan and add your crowns on the top and let rise for 1 hour.
  • 8With 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.
  • 9Preheat the oven to 180 C degrees and bake for 30 minutes or when the crowns are golden brown.
  • 10Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes (the aroma is delicious).

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About Algerian Kaak

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