Kilecheh

Ingredients

  • Add the yeast & sugar to the warm milk, stir & set aside for 5 minutes
  • In the flour, add the baking powder, icing sugar, milk powder & ground cardamon.
  • Mix all together
  • Add the warm milk & yeast mixture, melted butter and the other 1/2 cup of warm milk to the dry ingredients.
  • Knead all together
  • The dough should not stick to the bowl
  • Place the dough in a glass bowl with oil, cover with plastic wrap & cover with a tea towel for 2 hours
  • Mix the crushed walnuts, sugar, ground cardamon & orange blossom water together
  • On high heat melt the butter and add the preset dates. Using the back of the wooden spoon, flatten and add the ground cardamon and mix together
  • Using 2 pieces of parchment paper, place 1/2 of the date mixture, roll & flatten
  • Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C
  • Once the dough has risen, flour the work surface and take a small ball of dough & roll out 
  • Place the flat dates on the rolled out dough
  • Roll halfway and cut, using a crimped knife, cut the date kilecheh and place on a baking tray
  • Place them all on a baking dish, place some fork holes on top and egg wash (beaten egg with a little milk)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on top shelf of the oven
  • Roll out the remainder of the dough and cut circles using a glass.
  • ​Place spoonful of the walnut mixture, make a 1/2 moon shape, seal and fold over and crimp the edge 
  • Place them all on a baking dish, place some fork holes on top and egg wash (beaten egg with a little milk)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on top shelf of the oven
  • Serve with tea! Enjoy

3-3 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup Butter (melted)
1/2 cup Milk (warm)
2 tablespoons Milk Powder (Nido)
1/4 cup Icing Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Cardamon


Yeast

1/2 cup Whole Milk (warm)

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 teaspoon Yeast


Walnut Filling
2 cups Crushed Walnuts
1 teaspoon Orange Blossom Water
1/4 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground Cardamon


Date Filling
500gms Pressed Dates
2 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon Ground Cardamon

Directions

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