What goes by kaak is usually either a dry bread or roll or a biscuit, more often than not covered with sesame seeds. This kaak includes some zaatar in the batter and is savory and can be made in a jiffy in a mixer or processor. Perfect for something to nibble on with a drink and some olives, perhaps.
INGREDIENTS: Makes about 40
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/3 cup of zaatar mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of oil (olive oil or vegetable oil)
- 1/2 cup of lightly toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice
- Place the flour, zaatar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Mix to combine; add the orange juice and oil and mix for a couple of minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well until a dough forms. Gather and transfer to a sheet of foil and set aside for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Form walnut-sized balls of dough and line them up on a sheet of wax paper. Place the sesame seeds on a plate. Dip the balls into the sesame seeds and shape into a finger, tie the finger at both ends into a ring and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 12 minutes or until the kaak is golden and dry. Serve when cooled with a drink and other nibbles.