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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A Kaa'K Breakfast

Kaa'k is probably the most difficult Lebanese food to describe.

It is this round piece of dough that is hallow in the middle. It is baked with its own handle reminding me of a woman's purse and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Typically, they are sold on bikes on the streets - you call the biker, give him a quarter and you have your Kaa'ké (singular of Kaa'k if you are wondering).

Dad prefers to buy them from a fancy bakery costing him close to 65 cents a Kaa'ké.

Here's a Kaa'ké.

You can eat it as is. 

But dad has learned how to turn it into a tastier and more substantial breakfast.

The Kaa'ké is opened up. It is spread with a yellow creamy cheese.

After he spreads the cheese, he sprinkles it with Zaa'tar.

Then you end up with this cheese zaa'tar sandwich that is crunchy from the outside and gooey from the inside.

It is a very tasty fun breakfast; too bad those are only good fresh, otherwise I would have packed my bag.

Thank you dad.

P.S. - They are also a favourite of cats!

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