Egyptian Eid cookies..كعك العيد بالعجمية

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I am talking now about the king cookie for Eid Alfetr..so kiss it before you eat it..the best ever..nothing like it..speaks for who we are as Egyptians and very unique to Eid Alfetr..i just love it..

Here is how i make mine:

INGREDIENTS:

the filling:(العجمية)

  • 60 grams ghee
  • 60 grams flour
  • 400 grams honey
  • 1 tablespoons sesame
  • ka3k essence
  • walnuts

the cookie:

  • 1 Kilo flour
  • 2 cups ghee(سمن)
  • 2 large tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • ka3k essence (ريحة الكعك)
  • rose water
  • 2 tablespoons of dry yeast

METHOD:

  1. prepare the filling by heating the ghee until smokes the add the flour and sesame, stir until golden color then add the honey and the ka3k essence off heat,whisk,bring back to heat and stir until boil for a couple of seconds anf thickens….take off the heat and leave to cool and Start by measuring all the ingredients and be prepare..
  2. put your flour in a large heat safe bowl and put the sesame seeds in the middleIMG_4366IMG_4367
  3. put the ghee on heat until it start smokingIMG_4365IMG_4408
  4. add it immediately to the flour and mix gentlyIMG_4409IMG_4411
  5. now let cool the start mixing with you hands until you feel all the flour has absorbed the ghee equallyIMG_4370
  6. after letting the yeast to foam add it with the ka3k essence to the batter and mixIMG_4368IMG_4413
  7. now knead the dough with rosae water until it become easily shaped into balls when pressed but still crumbly and softIMG_4414
  8. let the dough rise for about 4 to 5 hours in a hot place..,make sure it is well covered so it does not dry
  9. when risen start shaping into small balls the make room to fill with the honey filling (عجمية) and a piece of walnut, then shape the top of the cookies..the easiest way is with a fork..but better to have the traditional shapers IMG_4395
  10. bake in a 350 degree F OVEN..(180 degree Celsius)IMG_4400
  11. store in a container until you are ready to serveIMG_4422
  12. dust generously with powdered sugarIMG_4483IMG_4486

BONNE APPETIT:))

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