Ka’ak il Ods …. (Sesame Seed Jerusalem Bagels) كعك القدس بالسمسم


For the Dough:

  • 3 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbs of sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups bread flour and 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs powdered dry milk
  • About 1 cup lukewarm water

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup grape molasses mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups sesame seeds toasted.


  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup warm water and let stand 10 minutes in a warm place until frothy.
  2. Place the flour on the working surface, add salt and milk -mix until combine . Make a well in the center, and put in the yeast mixture, and 1 cup lukewarm water.
  3. Gradually work in the flour to make a soft dough (you may not need all of the flour). If you have a heavy-duty mixture, it is best to knead for10 minutes with the dough hook on. until the dough is smooth and springy.
  4. Put the dough in a floured bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. let rise 1 hour.
  5. Knead the dough few times on a lightly floured work surface, roll into a log, and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a tight ball and let rest under a slightly damp towel about 10 minute
  6. Roll each ball into a 14-inch long rope.
  7. Then form this rope into a long ring, pressing and rolling the overlapping ends together on the work surface with one hand to seal.
  8. Dissolve the molasses in water in a bowl. Put the sesame seeds in a plate and set it next to molasses water. Dip each ring in molasses water first, and then in the sesame seeds, making sure the ring is completely and thickly coated with the seeds on all sides.
  9. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Place 2 rings on each baking sheets and stretch them in the desire direction. let rest 30 minutes.

 10. Preheat oven to 465 F.

11. Bake in the middle rack of the oven until golden brown.

Your house will smell so good during baking. Have fun!

Kaak with Dips


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