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Kaak b’ haleeb (milk rolls) (كعك بحليب)

September 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Baking, Dessert, Middle Eastern

كعك بحليب Recipe: Kaak b’ haleeb (milk rolls)

Summary: These rolls can be served for breakfast or any time during the day with coffee or tea.

Roll them into approx 4" long rolls and loop them and arrange them as shown in picture


  • 12 cups fluor
  • 1 ½ tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon mahlab (found in mid-eastern stores)
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 3 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 pd. Butter melted


  1. Dissolve yeast in ¼ cup warm water and a dash of sugar. Let it rise.
  2. Mix flour, mahlab, nutmeg, and sugar. Add butter and yeast.
  3. Add the milk gradually and knead until the mixture forms a soft dough.
  4. Put the dough in a oiled bowl, and cover it with a plastic wrap. Let it rest for 4 hours or until it doubles in size.
  5. Roll into 2” in diameter balls. Let it rest for 2 more hours.
  6. Roll each piece in a 4” strip and seal the sides to form a ring.
  7. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees oven on an ungreased baking sheets, for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Out of the oven. Golden Brown Kaak b-haleeb

Cooking time (duration): 60 minutes

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

My rating:5.0 stars


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