Kaak El Kudus ( Palestinian Sesame Bread)
- 2 ½ cups warm water.
- 1 tbsp active yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar.
- 6 cups flour.
- 1 tbsp of salt.
- ½ cup olive oil.
- 2 cups of sesame seeds.
- In a small bowl combine yeast and ½ cup of water. Set aside for few minutes until the yeast for a layer of bubbles
- Combine all the ingredients together except the sesame seed.
- Let the dough rest for 2 hours.
Shape the dough in 5 equal size balls.
And with each ball shape the following way:
Dust a clean surface with flour, and with your hand flatten the ball of dough out just a little and with your thumb create a hole in the middle of the dough as shown in the picture
Hold the dough with both and begin stretching out evenly in length as shown in the picture
After shaping the dough, let it rest for five minutes. Followed by brushing the shaped kaak dough with water and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
To Bake using IlFornino Wood oven follow those simple directions:
Preheat the wood oven prior to baking. Using a long wooden peel, lay the kaak dough and slowly lay it inside the oven near the fire.
pay close attention to the baking process to ensure the even cooking of the Bread. Without any burning make sure to move the ka’ak closer and farther from the fire as needed.
This Delicious bread can be served hot or cold, can be eaten as it or as dip or sandwich.
Below is a tasty recipe to try with this bread.
Labneh Ka’ak el kudus Sandwich with fresh vegetables:
Labneh is thick plain greek yogurt drained from water overnight, that turns it into a tangy spreadable delicious treat.
To make this simple sandwich:
Slice the Kaak on one side and in a layer of Labneh, followed by sliced vegetables like tomatoes, mint and cucumber.