(YOUKHEH OR KAAK)
INGREDIENTS: 1 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour 1/2 Cup (2 oz / 57g) Walnuts 1 Egg 4 Tbsp (2 oz / 56g) Unsalted Butter 1 Tbsp Powder Sugar (Confectioners Sugar) 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 Tsp Ground Cardamom 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Yeast (Instant) PREPARATIONS: 1- Warm 1/4 cup water to 110º-120º F (43º-49º C). DIRECTIONS: 1- DOUGH: 1- Melt the butter and transfer to a large bowl. 2- Stir in an egg and salt. Whisk to mix. 3- In a separate container, combine yeast and powdered sugar in 1/4 cup of warm water. 4- Add the mixture to the large bowl. 5- While whisking, gradually add flour. Adjust the flour if needed. 6- Knead the dough for 10 minutes. 7- Transfer the dough to a container and cover with a plastic wrap and set aside to rise for 2 hours. FILLING: 8- Transfer walnuts, ground cardamom, ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar to a grinder. 9- Grind all the ingredients together. 10- Transfer the dough to a well floured working surface. 11- Divide the dough to 4 or 8 (depending on how thin or thick you want the Yokhehs to be). 12- Roll out the dough to a very thin sheet. Continue sprinkling flour over the dough while rolling out. 13- Pre Heat a grill pan, Lay the dough over the pan and flip over every 10 to 15 seconds. 14- Right before you think the dough is getting crispy, sprinkle the filling over the bread evenly as much as you would like and roll/wrap the dough around the filling. 15- Transfer the Yokhehs to working surface while still hot (use hot gloves to avoid skin burn). 16- Cut the Yokhehs in small pieces. 17- Allow the Yokhehs to cool down and become crispy. The result should be a very crispy (chips like) product.
YOKHEH CALORIES & NUTRITION VALUES
Yokheh, Youkheh or Kaak is popular pastry in some parts of Middle East. It is most popular in Kurdish cities around Iran/Iraq border. It is believed to be originated or at least modified in a province called Kermanshah. Yokheh or Youkheh can get a little messy with those fillings sliding out but those who eat and like Yokheh or Youkheh believe it worths every particle of it. Yokheh, Youkheh is a good source of energy. One serving of Yokheh (3.5 oz / 100g) has 416 calories (171 calories from fat), 19g total fat (7.2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 180mg potassium, 55.2g total carbohydrates (2.8g dietary fiber, 24.3g sugars), and 9.3g protein.
nutritional factsServing Size 100g
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