Kaak Lebi Hilw (Orange and Cumin Biscuits)

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Posted for ZWT6 North Africa/Middle East leg of tour. A traditional Libyan dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream together the sugar and eggs.
  3. Whisk in the oil, orange juice and tahini.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder and bring together. You should have a stiff dough.
  5. Turn the mixture onto a lightly-floured work surface and roll out to about 6mm thickness.
  6. Cut into ka'ak shapes (typically crescents), transfer to a lightly-greased baking tray.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a light golden brown. Remove from the oven, sprinkle a little caster sugar over the top then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.