K is for Kahk

Kahk (or ka7k as it is also written to reflect the more accurate pronunciation of كحك for those familiar with Arabic) is a cookie traditionally prepared for eid celebrations, which began here in Egypt yesterday.

Kahk is a heavy, sweet pastry made of flour, dairy/vegetable ghee (or butter or vegetable oil), eggs, milk and loads of sugar. Traditional Egyptian kahk is a plain disc-shaped tartlet covered with powdered sugar, but there are also other types of kahk stuffed with a number of different saccharine fillings. (Jano Charbel, Al Masry Al Youm)

These pictured here are filled with agameya, similar to Turkish delight. Interested in preparing some yourself? Check out this recipe for Kahk with agameya stuffing or this one for Kahk El Eid.

Eid Mubarak!!