This winter, we will be publishing a collection of recipes for holiday desserts. These recipes are all homemade and shared with us by members of the CRP community. Each week we will be posting a recipe from a different country, so by the end, you will have a selection of delicious multinational sweet treats, perfect for the holidays!

Sudanese Kahk

During Christmas, many Sudanese families will be baking homemade cookies and biscuits. Sudanese Kahk are popular at times of celebration, including Christmas, Easter and Eid, and are delicious crumbly cookies, perfect for baking with the family during the holidays! This recipe was shared with us by a Sudanese member of our community.


1kg flour
1 cup ghee (melted)
1 cup oil
1 cup cornflower
1 cup water
1 tbsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cardamom powder


1. Add the oil and ghee together and place in fridge to cool
2. Once cool, mix the oil and ghee mixture with the cornflower and water until creamy consistency
3. Add the baking powder, sugar, salt, vanilla and cardamom power
4. In a large separate bowl, add the mixture to the flour and knead the dough until soft and smooth
5. Put the dough into a pastry/piping bag and squeeze to create cookie shapes (TIP: at this stage you can get creative: use cookie cutters or a fork to create fun designs on the top!)
6. Put the cookie pieces on a tray and into an oven set to 200C
7. Bake until golden (11 to 15 minutes)
8. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool
9. Serve with powdered sugar
10. Enjoy!

As we say in Arabic after we finish a meal, “sahtein,” which means, “May you double your health.

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