This month for Secret Recipe Club, I have been assigned to chef in disguise, Sawsan blog. And I am glad I was. I was already following Sawsan on instagram, but I have to admit I had barely ever visited her blog. And it was a huge mistake. Sawsan blog is amazing!
Sawsan is a great photographer and presents a wide range of very enticing and authentic dishes from the Middle Eastern tradition. I loved her baked goods section, particularly the breads. And I had a really hard time settling on one, I finally let BF decide and he chose ka3ek bel semsem.
I followed Sawsan directions and the bread turned out soft, chewy, toasty and generally delicious.
And check out how flaky the dough is! I love it.
- 1 1/2 cup AP flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp activated dry yeast
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 and 1/2 egg
- 1/2 egg
- In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
- Warm up the milk for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Add the egg and the milk to the dry ingredients and mix them starting with a fork and then kneading until the dough is smooth and only slightly sticky. If needed add a couple of spoons of flour.
- Form in ball and let raise until doubled (in the cold it took about 18 hours for me - if you want to cut time increase the yeast, but the dough will be heavier and you will taste the yeast).
- Divide into 2 parts for regular sized rings or 4 smaller ones for dinner rolls sized ones. Roll out each part into a thin rectangle and then roll it up along the long side. Form in a ring.
- Dip the rings beaten egg and then in sesame seeds. Let rest while the oven warms up.
- Turn on the oven at 550F. When the oven is warm, bake the rolls until golden brown.