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How to make Bisco Misr's Kahk biscuits for Eid-Al-Fitr

Egypt offers lots of specialties to see, explore and taste! BisoMisr is the most popular company that offers wafers, tea biscuits and special Kahk biscuits filled with different creams. Even though the complete collection of biscuit types is like a colorful palette, we are sure Kahk biscuits will make their place on your table.

Egypt - wow what a place! There is so much to see there - Pyramids of Giza, Luxor's Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Feluccas on the Nile at Aswan, Abu Simbel, Egyptian Museum, White Desert and so on. There are not many places to see, but also lots of specialties to taste.

The focus here is primarily on biscuits from the most famous brand and manufacturer: BiscoMisr.

This is a company that has been a market leader for many years and produces various types of biscuits that you have no chance of finding something to your liking. Whether you like cream-filled biscuits, dry biscuits to dip in your coffee or tea, cookies similar to Oreo: The world’s most famous cookie brand or maybe something like Grancereale: Healthy biscuits for every bagpack - you'll find something that fits your taste.

If you've never heard of Kahk - this is a specialty of Egypt, really something worth trying! We will teach you even how to make your own Kahk biscuits so comfortably fit into your sofa and keep reading, we discover several interesting points.
 

Egyptian cuisine

If you are a 'travel junkie' we are sure that when you travel you want to try special treats specific for every country you visit. For example, if you visit the Philippines, it would be such a pity if you don't have a fresh morning in the Phillipines with Jacobina biscuits.

To talk about traditional and famous Egyptian cookies it is important to mention their usual cuisine tradition and eating habits so you get to know all of their cultures. Let's 'swim' into the Egyptian culture for a few minutes while reading this article.

Egyptian cooking utilizes legumes, vegetables, and organic products from Egypt's rich Nile Valley and Delta. It imparts likenesses to the nourishment of the Eastern Mediterranean locale, for example, rice-stuffed vegetables, grape leaves, shawarma, kebab, and kofta. Instances of Egyptian dishes incorporate ful medames, squashed fava beans; kushari, lentils and pasta; and molokhiya, shrubbery okra stew.

Egyptian desserts, moreover, appear to be very similar to other Eastern Mediterranean desserts. Basbousa (Kolkenstein) is a semi-finished dessert covered in the siphon. Usually, it is coated with almonds and cut vertically into pieces to create a diamond per piece.

Baclawa (a sweet dish of various layers of mash, an assortment of nuts and absorbed sweet syrup) is a sweet dish. Ghorayiba (straight from the earliest starting point to the start of it) is a flavorful biscuit made of sugar, flour and liberal spread like shortbread. The rust or dark cardamom cases can be utilized.

Ghorayiba is a sweet biscuit made of the same kind as short-bread, with sugar, meal and generous amounts of butter.

Kahk is a sweet biscuit most often eaten in Egypt at the time of Eid al-Fitr. This sugar is surrounded by iced sugar and may also be filled with dates, walnuts or agameya (different from the Turkish delicacy) which are similar in texture or eaten plain.

Kunafa is a soft pastry made of sugar syrup, which is a sweetening food. Ghorayiba is a sweet biscuit made of the same kind as short-bread, with sugar, meal and generous amounts of butter.

Bisco Misr's Kahk biscuits: Where do they come from?

Bisco Misr Kahk

Photo source: www.facebook.com/biscomisr.egypt

BiscoMisr

Type: Subsidiary of Kellogg

Industry: Food industry

Headquarters: Cairo – Egypt

BiscoMisr is the biggest biscuit company in Egypt and one of the best 5 biscuit organizations in the Middle East and Africa. It was set up in 1957 during Egypt's nationalization program as the Egyptian Company for Foods which has been the nation's primary supplier of prepared merchandise and candy store around then.

BiscoMisr was built up in 1957 with a unique motivation behind providing the military and the national schools at the time with a brisk vitality nibble for the officers in the encampment just as the younger students on the play area.

BiscoMisr was the main confectionery supplier for the local market. For decades Bisco Misr acted as the trusted supplier for schools, governmental organizations, the army, and the traditional market.

Talking about supplying for schools and governmental organizations, BiscoMisr company is now, even more, working on its philanthropy and helping organizations and individuals, about which we will talk about more later in this article.

From that point forward, Biscomisr has gotten one of the nation's fundamental suppliers of prepared products and confectionary and is, in reality, the most conspicuous brand in Egypt in its fields.

History and trivia about Bisco Misr's kahk biscuits

BiscoMisr was given over from the open segment to the private segment at the tallness of the resuscitated privatization program in 2005. From that point forward, the organization has seen an absolute makeover of BiscoMisr's name.

The organization was set up for halfway deal in 1999 when the privatization procedure was having some fantastic luck. The private financial specialist purchased a stake in the organization yet didn't take a functioning administration at the time.

Only six years after the fact, on January 16, 2005, BiscoMisr was completely privatized. The new investors assumed control over the administration in May 2005.

Since 2005 to date, BiscoMisr expedited a group of profoundly qualified staff with working involvement with multinationals that have demonstrated to be the best of their companions in their separate fields; from senior administration to advertising, IT, deals and fare.

BiscoMisr, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 500 Middle East businesses, has been present in Egypt for over fifty years and today it manufactures some of the world ' s most well-known brands, such as famous Bisco Luxe, Chico Chico and Bisco Wafers biscuits.

Bisco Misr Products

Photo source: www.facebook.com/biscomisr.egypt

Bisco Misr's biscuits and financial statements due to new collaboration

The Kellogg Company is a global food manufacturer based in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, and acts as a corporate company like Kellogg's. Kellogg's produces food for cereal and snacks and sell its goods through numerous well-known brands, such as Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Pringles, Eggo, and Cheez-It, including crackers and toasters. Trust us, you have to try Kellogg's Pop Tarts – they are crazy good!

"Feeding families so that they may prosper and thrive," is Kellogg's mission statement.

Their vision: To enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter.

John Harvey Kellogg, who was originally founded by Ellen White, and his brother W, became the Superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in 1876. K.Kellogg was working as a bookkeeper and this is where maize flakes have unintentionally been produced and the Kellogg corporation has finally been developed.

Kahk biscuits and collaboration between Kellog's and Bisco Misr

Moreover, in January 2015, Bisco Misr joined the worldwide Kellogg family. The most popular Kellogg biscuits are mostly breakfast biscuits and well-known Kellogg's pop tarts: Crazy Good! If you are looking for the perfect party snacks – those are pop tarts!. 

BiscoMisr has a long history in Egypt spreading over 60 years and keeps on driving Kellogg's worldwide tidbits and oat business forward with huge development potential in the developing markets.

Kellogg has a solid pledge to help BiscoMisr accomplish its full development potential as a world's driving nourishment organization, with involvement with building solid brand names and item imagination and constantly improving its assembling offices with nonstop processing plant upgrades in human wellbeing, security and nourishment quality.

In January 2015, BiscoMisr joined the worldwide Kellogg family.

This transaction advances Kellogg's global snacks business in growing emerging markets.

They even celebrated five years of investments, happy that their business and collaboration are growing well. Volume in emerging markets has increased by almost 80% in 2017 compared to the previous five years.

Key acquisitions in Egypt with BiscoMisr and Mass Food have significantly contributed to this unprecedented growth. Egypt is a growing market with a strong economy and is a proud part of our robust operations – said Steven Cahillane, CEO of Kellogg Company than, what media reported for a Zawya portal.

PRODUCTS:

Biscuits

  • Wafers (vanilla, chocolate, lemon, strawberry)

Wt of pack : 4pcs/6pcs/8pcs
No. Of Packs / Package : 12 pack/box

  • Seasonal Products (Kahk)
  • Corn Flakes
  • Cake
  • Mint Candies

Their tea biscuits are also very popular and tasty. Bisco Misr also produces and sell their version of 'Petit Beurre'. Not literally, but biscuits really look like Petit Beurre.Their name is 'Nice biscuits' and you can buy them in a few flavors: chocolate, coconut, and classic. Datto biscuits are filled with chocolate cream, and they are like a real dessert.

Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr with Bisco Misr's biscuits full of nutrients

Egyptian Eid cookies or Kahk are the most popular cookies in Egypt. Kahk is usually served on feasts and celebrations such as Eid Al Fitr and wedding ceremonies. It is traditional that the Egyptian bride gifts Kahk to her relatives and groom's relatives after the wedding ceremony.

Kahk may be plain and soft or may be filled with Turkish delight (Malban), or sticky-sweet date paste (Agwa), or Agameya (a mixture of ghee, honey, sesame seeds or optional nuts) and it is mostly decorated with powdered sugar. Dough mixing is a process in biscuit, cookie and cracker production and special recipe covers Kahk's dough.

What is Kahk made of?

It is covered with powdered sugar and can be stuffed with ‘agameya (a mixture of honey, nuts, and ghee), lokum, walnuts, pistachios, or dates, or simply served plain. Date-filled kahk are believed to be the origin of ma'amoul, a similar Eid biscuit eaten in the Levant.

In the ruins of Temples in Memphis and Thebes and in the 3500-year-old 18th dynasty tombs, Kahk is believed to have been found in Ancient Egypt. In the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza was, as it is believed, even found a recipe for kahk.

Old kahk were produced in a wide range of geometrical forms – over 100 patterns have been found – and were stamped with a solar disk image, the symbol of the sun god Ra. Old Egyptians cooked pasta-sized kahk, or shurik, before visiting their ancestors ' tombs.

These Shuri were thought to be magical amulets Kahk remained popular because Egypt was transformed from the traditional to the Christian religion. being served on Easter and occasionally used as the sacramental bread in the Christian Eucharist ritual, albeit with the solar disk replaced with a Christian cross.

Most Egyptians prize the final days of Ramadan, when women and children of the family convene in the hall of the house to make kahk.

Recipe for kahk

Recipe for Kahk

Photo source: By Dina Saeed/Shutterstore.com

Kahk has a reputation for being difficult to make but once you manage to do it, trust us, it is worth it.

Kahk is a traditional dessert in Egypt made at certain, mostly celebrating parts of the year. It can be filled with date paste or other fillings.

Kaak with dates

In some cultures, dates are said to be 'the fruit queen'. Egyptians know that fact and that's why Kahk's recipe since it's begginings include date paste filling.
 

Servings:

Preparation Time: 3 hours

Ingredients for celebrating Eid Al-Fitr with kahk biscuits full of nutrients

  • 2 kg flour.
    1 kg ghee.
    6 tablespoons yeast.
    4 tablespoons sesame.
    15 cardamoms.
    10 cloves.
    1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    1 teaspoon salt.
    3 cups water.
    4 teaspoons kahk extract.

How to make Kahk?

  1. Ground cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon all together.Put in a plastic bowl and set aside.
  2. In a deep pan melt ghee until boiling. Set aside.
  3. In a small skillet heat and stir sesames in 1/2 tablespoon ghee until golden brown.
  4. In a large plastic, bowl put flour, salt, sesames, and grounded spices mixture and stir all together.
  5. Steadily include liquefied ghee while blending utilizing a wood spoon.
  6. Keep on blending until ghee or margarine is less hot and you can utilize your hands.
  7. Put yeast in 1/2 cup water and add to it 1 teaspoon sugar. Mix and put in a safe spot.
  8. Utilizing your hands' massage mixture rigid until smooth
  9. Put some mixture in the palm of your hands rub it at that point set back then rehash.
  10. Include yeast blend and include bit by bit the staying 2 1/2 cups water while working batter with your hand until mixture ingests all water.
  11. Structure into a ball, spread well overall and keep in a warm spot for 1/2 hour until it duplicates.
  12. Following 11/4 hour preheat broiler and oil preparing sheet.
  13. Spread the table with flour and spread the mixture on it, cut utilizing espresso mug at that point Decorate the top with tines of a fork or by treats shaper.
  14. Organize into the heating sheet and prepare for 15-20 minutes until base got golden.
  15. Expel and leave to cool at that point sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve.

Recipe by: https://egyptian-cuisine-recipes.com/

For everyone who didn't manage to make their own, there is a solution – of course, Bisco Misr. This company offers lots of Kahk biscuits with different fillings – everyone can find something for their taste.

How many calories are there in Kahk?

You got interested in eating these attractive Egyptian biscuits, but you are skeptical because you look after your shape and take care of a healthy diet. Will these biscuits ruin it?

Moreover, talking about nutrients, fats for biscuits have their own role in the baking process.

Let's see...

Tea biscuits

6 pieces

Serving size: 1 package (35 g)

Calories 153
Total fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans fat -
Cholesterol -
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24.66g 8%
Dietary Fiber -
Sugars 8.33g
Protein 2.33g
Vitamin D -
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium -

* % - daily values
In general: Carbohydrate 65%

                        Fat 19%

                        Protein 6%

We hope you will master these Bisco Misr's cookies, and if you use our recipe, please send us your photos at contact@biscuitpeople.com and we will share it on our social network or even include in this blog post.

If you are a biscuit lover and feel like trying new recipes, you will love Brandy snaps: Fill your 'baskets' with tasty cream or fresh fruit and, talking about loving cookies, don't hesistate to find out more about the food trends for 2020 and find out how the macronutrient makeover trend changes the biscuit industry!

Enjoy your cooking, we are looking forward to your Kahk biscuits versions!


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