Bint al Sahn – Yemeni Honey Cake

بنت الصحن كعكة العسل اليمني

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 x 35 cm

    round cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in
Islands In A Common Sea: Stories of farming, fishing, and food around the world

By Jenny Jefferies

Published 2024

  • About

Bint al sahn is often translated as honey cake in English, but is closer in texture to a rich, flaky bread which is served with honey and melted ghee. Like most breads, it’s best fresh and warm out the oven. This recipe seems very simple but is not the easiest dish to make. For this reason, you rarely find bint al sahn in Yemeni restaurants as it is most often made at home. Most importantly, the layers need to be paper thin and to achieve this, the dough needs to be the right consistency an