Sunday, July 26, 2009

Somali Sweet Bread (Kac Kac)

This is a sweet Somali bread. It is actually eaten more like a dessert than with a main dish. It is mainly served during Holidays. This is one of my favorite Somali foods!

Cook time about 20 minutes plus 30 minutes for dough to rest
Makes about 30-40 pieces

2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons of butter (melted)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of warm milk
Oil for Frying the Kac Kac

Add all the ingredients to a bowl starting with the dry ingredients first. Mix with hand until a smooth dough forms. Slightly wet your hands and rub the dough to keep it soft. Cover with a wet towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Lightly flour a counter and roll the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick. Cut it to shapes, squares, diamonds whatever you choose.

Heat oil on medium high (about a 7 on the stove) add the Kac Kac to the oil and fry until brown. Drain on a paper towel. Serve.


  1. assalamu alaykum !! just wanted to leave a comment and tell u im happy i found this site, i looooove somali food.. i found your blog through the blog Tammy´s somali home ..
    keep up the good work, looking forward for your updates, and im sooo going to try the recipes !

  2. Insha Allah your kac kac will taste great. I love somali food too, it has such a unique taste.

  3. im so happy tammy recomended this site :) i just enjoy food somaIi or not hehe

  4. Hi. I love your yummy Kac Kac! It's delicious! Your website is very cool! I hope to see lots more videos!

  5. As salaamu alaikum.

    Thanks so much for posting your recipe I have been searching for almost a year. I'm also married to a somali man and want to learn more of their food to cook please keep up the good work!!!!!!!


  6. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Thank you both so much for your sites. I REALLY REALLY appreciate them. I'm somali but I cannot cook anything so save my life. My mother knows a lot but she can't teach - its a pinch of this a handful of that...when I need actual measurements!

    Thanks once again. And please add more!!!

  7. Assalamu Alaikum

    Mine didn't turn out. The dough was too dry. I could barely form a ball.

  8. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Hm, it sounds like it was too much flour maybe. I make these atleast once a week and never had that happen, did you use 2 tablespoons of milk not teaspoons? Other than that I would have no idea what else could be the problem.

  9. I figured out what I did wrong. I have the same recipe on my site (that just goes to show that I never make this dish. I didn't mix the wet separately. It really makes a big difference.

  10. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Ooh, ok I am glad you figured it out. I've never tried mixing them seperately. I make it so much I try to get it over with quickly haha.

  11. this site is realy very helpful. and jazaka lahu kayr.I was cooking since i was 10 years old. but with out messurements i just use to it. the tricky part is i used to cook for more than 18 people. and when i got married it was dificult to cook for 2 person so i used to cook for hole week at ones

  12. salaam alaykum my dear sister

    im so happy to find ur website

    im somalia and i can cook a little bit and im not with a family to teach me so ur are a life saver. i cooked the suqaar for my husband and he loved.

    thanks and may allah bless u and ur family

  13. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Thank you for the kind comments. I am glad your husband liked your suqaar. It is a nice dish because it can go with a lot of different things.

  14. Cadey: Im sooo glad i ran into this website! i love all the foods featured on your site and also the step by step instructions! I am somali but i can only cook with exact measurement of all the ingredients unlike my mother who cooks very well without measurement lol .....THANK you so much sister may allah bless you..very excited to impress my hubby

  15. Can you make the Kac-Kac a day ahead of time and store in a airtight container? Will it still taste as good? Thank you!

  16. Yes, just put in it in the refrigerator (because of the egg in it) and then get it out about 15-20 minutes before you use it. Getting it out a little early just makes the dough a little softer so it is easier to roll out.

  17. Oh I meant can I fry them a day ahead of time and store them till next day? Thanks!!!

  18. Oh, I'm sorry. Yep, you can. I have stored it for up to 3 days and it was still good. Hope this helps.

  19. Thank you, can't wait to try!