Ka’ak: Sweet Sesame Ovals

Ka’ak bil-Simsim

Preparation info
  • Makes

    44 to 50 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Ka’k is a confusing word. In standard Arabic, it is a generic name for cakes and cookies/biscuits. In Middle Eastern countries other than Iraq, ka’k can be sweet stuffed cookies, like our kleicha. It can also be savory ring breads sprinkled with sesame. Iraqi ka’ak, on the other hand, are dry oval cookies. They are porous and brittle and, as such, they are excellent for dunking in sweetened tea, which in fact is the most popular way for consuming them. They are m