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Lebanese Kaak - Ka'ak Al Manarat by ilFornino Pizza Ovens

Lebanese Kaak - Ka'ak Al Manarat by ilFornino Pizza Ovens

Posted by ilFornino New York on 17th Dec 2022

Delicious Lebanese sesame Ka'ak flatbreads that a great vehicle for making sandwiches. They are like the New York Bagels. Bagels to America is the same as Ka'ak to Lebanon. Making these delicious Lebanese sesame Kaak is very easy using your ilFornino Pizza Oven

Here is what you need to do.

  • Heat your oven to 550F (floor temperature 450F). 
  • Slide your flat breads in the oven. 
  • Rotate once or twice until you get a golden-brown color.

How to Shape The Kaak 

  • Roll the dough out into a circle. 
  • Use round cookie cutter to make a circle on the top end. 
  • Let the dough rest covered for five minutes. 
  • Bake.

Kaak, also known as Lebanese bagels, are a type of traditional bread from Lebanon. They are similar in shape to a bagel, with a circular shape and a hole in the center. However, unlike traditional bagels, kaak are typically made with a mixture of wheat and barley flour and flavored with anise seeds and nigella seeds.

To make kaak, the dough is first prepared by mixing together the flour, salt, anise seeds, nigella seeds, and yeast. The dough is then kneaded until it is smooth and elastic. Once the dough has risen, it is shaped into circular shapes with a hole in the center, similar to a bagel. The kaak are then placed on a baking tray and allowed to rise again before being baked in an wood-fired pizza oven until they are golden brown and crispy.

Kaak are often served as a breakfast food or as a snack, and they can be enjoyed plain or topped with a variety of spreads and toppings, such as cheese, hummus, or za'atar. They are a staple of  Lebanese cuisine and can be found at bakeries and street markets throughout the country.