INGREDIENTS for 10 portions
Pinch of salt-approximately 1/8 tsp
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional but highly recommended)
1/2 tsp dry yeast
150g ghee-room temperature and not melted
50g warm water
1 tbsp ghee or butter
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp sesame seeds
75g pistachios, coarsely ground
To prepare this delicious recipe, 15g of Nutella® per person is enough to enjoy!
In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, yeast, cinnamon and sesame seeds.
Add ghee (room temperature and not melted) and mix until completely incorporated.
Add water and continue mixing until you get nice consistent dough.
Cover and let it rest for an hour.
Meanwhile, let's prepare the filling. In a small pot over medium heat add ghee/butter, then add flour. Mix until flour turns golden brown.
Remove from heat, add sesame and honey while mixing well and return mixture to low heat until it thickens.
Remove from heat, add pistachios and mix well. Let it cool down for 10 minutes then form in to 20 small balls.
After an hour has passed, divide the dough equally into 20 balls, of approximately 40 grams each.
Place dough balls on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Now we'll start shaping the Kaak. Take a ball of the dough and mold it with a Kaak mold. Press lightly in to the mold or shape using a fork.
Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.
Let cool on a wire rack.
Take Kaak, spread Nutella® on top and garnish with pistachio.