Kaak Asfar | Pan de especias palestino

Kaak Asfar o pan palestino amarillo

Kaak Asfar is, as far as I can tell because I’m not an expert, a yellow and spiced bread from Palestina. I didn’t have any idea of what they were until Carmen, from Tía Alia, lend me the amazing board used to make the drawings in them. I must say they taste pretty amazing and if you make a hummus you will enjoy them  so much! (or even Alioli, which was actually my choice).

Thing is, the bread is tasty and soft and it doesn’t take too long to bake it. I have the intention of bake another round to fill them with some Kebab meat because, you know, when spices are involved, it’s never too much.



Kaak Asfar o pan palestino amarillo

(English) Kaak Asfar

  • Serves: 4
  • Level: 7 loaves


  • 525 grams flour
  • 1/2 tsps. Turmeric
  • ¼ tbsps. Anise seeds.
  • 1 tbsp. Black sesame
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A punch of ground cloves
  • 60 milliliters olive oil
  • 7 grams dry yeast
  • 300 milliliters warm water


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients into a big bowl.
  2. Add water and olive oil and knead until you get elastic dough.
  3. Coat the dough with olive oil and wrap in plastic. Let it rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Make 150g balls with the dough and give them a round shape.
  5. Smash them with the “mould” and put them into a baking tray.
  6. Heat oven to 220º and bake for 10 minutes.

Kaak Asfar o pan palestino amarillo


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