Recipe for the weekend: Ka'ach - Savory Sesame cookies

Published on Friday, 15 March 2013 by Webmaster

Recipe for the weekend: Ka'ach - Savory Sesame cookies
These cookies come in a various types, different shapes, toppings, and are offered in both sweet and savory versions. In Israel they often called Abadi, which is the the name of a famous brand who makes them.

4 cups all purpose flour
6 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 1/2 tablespoon water (300ml)
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 egg for brushing, whisked
Black and white sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a large bowl add the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, baking powder and sesame seeds  and mix.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and into the well add the oil and butter. Gradually add the water and mix until a dough forms. Knead for a couple of minutes.

Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper. Form 1oz dough balls into a 3/8inch thick, 5-5 1/2 inch long ropes. Form each rope into a ring and line on a parchment paper lined cookies sheet, approximately 3/4 inch apart.

Brush the cookies with the whisked egg and sprinkle with either black or white, or both, sesame seeds.

Bake for 22-25 minutes until lightly golden on top. Let completely cool at room temperature and store in an air tight container for up to 10 days.

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