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Homemade Kellaj Dough Recipe

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr

Kellaj is one of the most popular dessert in the Middle East specially in Ramadan. Learn how to make homemade kellaj dough to use it in preparing your favorite Middle Eastern recipes.

 1 1/2 cup flour
 1/2 cup water
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
 pinch of salt

Put the flour in the electric dough mixer, then add salt, and mix it well.


In a mixing bowl add the liquid ingredients (water, oil and vinegar). Stir until all the ingredients are mixed.


Add the liquid ingredients mixture to the flour and salt mixture in the electric dough mixer gradually, whisk at a slow speed.


keep kneading until you get a soft, firm dough.


Remove the dough from the dough mixer, and knead the dough with hand on a clean surface and dust it with a little flour.


Form the dough as a large ball, then divide it into two halves, with each half being cut into 6 equal pieces.


On floured surface, roll each piece of dough with the rolling pin dusted with flour until it is very thin. Make sure to put flour on the surface and on the rolling pin when rolling each piece of dough (flour is so important in this step).


Make the dough thinner by stretching it with your hands gently and slowly.


Stretch the dough to the maximum degree, and this can be tested by placing a sheet under it. You should be able to read what's written on the sheet.


Separate the dough sheets with a little flour between them, and cover with a clean towel so as not to dry.

The secret of successful kellaj dough:

Liquid ingredients should be applied gradually until the dough forms easily.


When rolling the dough, use a adequate flour.


Put flour between the layers of dough sheets so that no sticking occurs.

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