Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis الدونت الصومالي

Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis  الدونت الصومالي

 

Long before we were introduced to the doughnuts we had outside Somalia, we were familiar with kac kac. We loved these tasty snacks that were sold in traditional Somali restaurants (maqaayo Soomaali) in Mogadishu. They were great for a quick breakfast when served alongside a cup of Somali tea with milk (shaah caddeeys). In those restaurants, they would prepare a big pile of kac kac early in the morning and by noon they would vanish.

In addition to kac kac, for breakfast, these restaurants served anjero, qamdi, bur saliid, mashmash, sambuus (samosas), beer & basal (liver & onions), suqaar, and kabaab (meatballs). All were freshly prepared on the premises except for the anjero and mashmash, which were delivered to them very early in the morning. 

By social convention, those eateries catered to men only and were off-limits to women. However, women could buy for take-out and that they did. Luckily, that social convention did not hold in the diaspora where more and more Somali women frequent Somali eateries.

Kac kac were also prepared in some homes but they were usually made for sale. Preparing sweets and selling them provided a source of income to those who were in possession of family recipes that were passed down through generations. It was a lifeline for some families, thereby the reluctance to share those treasured recipes which were regarded as closely guarded secrets. Nowadays, some are still reluctant to share recipes in the hopes of one day starting a restaurant.

 

Longtemps avant que nous goûtions aux donuts en dehors de la Somalie, nous étions habitués aux kac kac. Nous adorions ces snacks goûteux qui étaient vendus dans les restaurants Somalis traditionnels (maqaayo Soomaali) à Mogadishu. Servis avec une tasse de thé au lait (shaah caddeeys), ils étaient très bien pour un petit-déjeuner rapide. Ces restaurants préparaient une grosse pile de kac kac tôt le matin et à midi ils étaient partis.

En plus du kac kac, pour le petit-déjeuner, ces restaurants servaient de l’anjero, qamdi, bur saliid, mashmash, sambuus (samosas), beer & basal (foie aux oignons), suqaar, et kabaab (boulettes de viande). Tous ces plats étaient préparés sur place sauf l’anjero et le mashmash, qui étaient livrés très tôt le matin.

Les conventions sociales voulaient que ces restaurants servent uniquement les hommes et étaient interdits aux femmes. Toutefois, les femmes pouvaient acheter à emporter et c’est ce qu’elles faisaient. Heureusement, ces conventions sociales n’ont pas tenu dans la diaspora où de plus en plus les femmes Somali fréquentent les restaurants Somali.

Les Kac kac étaient aussi préparés dans certaines maisons mais ils étaient destinés à la vente. Préparer les friandises et les vendre était une source de revenus pour ceux qui étaient en possession de recettes de famille qui se transmettaient de génération en génération. C’était un moyen de survie pour ces familles, d’où leur réticence à partager ces précieuses recettes qui avaient le statut de secrets bien gardés. De nos jours, certains sont toujours réticents à partager leurs recettes dans l’espoir d’un jour ouvrir un restaurant. 

 

 

Ingredients (Waxa loo baahan yahay) Ingrédients الدونت الصومالي

 

Ingredients:

(Tbsp is a tablespoon; tsp is a teaspoon)
(1 cup = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 Tbsp = 15 mL; 1 tsp = 5 mL); all are level measurements

Yields 24 doughnuts

2 cups (280 g) All-purpose flour
½ cup (100 g) Granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 mL = 0.05 dl) Baking powder
2 Large eggs
½ cup (125 mL = 1.3 dl) Unsalted melted butter (very warm)

2 Tbsp (30 mL = 0.3 dl) Milk (warm)

For frying:
Canola oil or any other flavourless oil

 

Waxa loo baahan yahay:   

(QW waa qaaddo weyn – midda cuntada lagu cuno; qy waa qaaddo yar)
(1 koob = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 QW = 15 mL; 1 qy = 5 mL)

Waxaa laga sameyn karaa 24 kac kac

2 koob (280 g) Bur cad
½ koob (100 g) Sokor
1 tsp (5 mL = 0.05 dl) Qamiir “Baking powder”
2 Ukun waaweyn
½ koob (125 mL = 1.3 dl) Buuro aan cusbo lahayn (xoogaa kulul)
2 QW (30 mL = 0.3 dl) Caano (xoogaa kulul)

Waxaa ku shiishaa:
Saliid caddeey

 

Ingrédients:
(cs est cuillère à soupe; cc est cuillère à café)

(1 mesure = 237 mL; 1 cs = 15 mL; 1 cc = 5 mL) mesures à ras

Pour 24 Beignets

2 mesures (280 g) de Farine Blanche
½ mesure (100 g) de Sucre en Poudre
1 cc (5 mL) de Levure Chimique
2 Gros Oeufs
½ mesure (125 mL) de Beurre Doux fondu (bien chaud)
2 cs (30 mL) de Lait (chaud)

Pour la friture:
Huile de Colza ou tout huile sans saveur

 

Steps for preparing the Kac Kac (Sida loo sameeyo Kac Kaca) Étapes pour préparer les Kac Kac

1. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix well. 2. Add all the wet ingredients: eggs, butter, and milk. Mix well. 3. Knead well for 3 minutes. 4. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. 5. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch (½ cm) thick. Cut into 24 pieces, then mark the surface by pressing a knife lightly on the dough (see video). 6. Fry in canola oil (or any other flavourless oil) at 375°F/190°C for 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Use medium heat.

1. Isku-qas burka, sokorta, iyo qamiirka “baking powder.” 2. Ku-dar ukunta, buurada, iyo caanaha. Si-fiican isku-qas. 3. Cajiinka si-fiican u-rifaaq (u-xash) muddo 3 daqiiqo ah. 4. Dhig muddo 10 daqiiqo ah. 5. Cajiinka u-fidi buurni ¼” (½ cm). U-jar 24 gabal, kaddibna ku-xarriiq middida (daawo fiidiyaha). Isla markii shiil. 6. Waxaa ku-shiishaa saliid caddeey kuleylkeeda yahay 350°F/190°C muddo 3 ilaa 4 daqiiqo ilaa ay ka-gaduutaan. Waxaa isticmaashaa dab dhexdhexaad ah.

1. Mélanger les ingrédients secs: farine, sucre, et levure chimique. Bien mélanger. 2. Ajouter les ingrédients liquides: oeufs, beurre, et lait. Bien mélanger. 3. Pétrir pendant 3 minutes. 4. Laisser reposer la pâte pendant 10 minutes. 5. Étaler la pâte sur ¼ de pouce (1/2 cm) d’épaisseur. Couper 24 morceaux, puis marquer la surface  en appuyant doucement avec un couteau (voir la vidéo). 6. Faire frire dans l’huile de colza (ou autre huile sans saveur) à 375°F/190°C pendant 3 à 4 minutes jusqu’à ce les beignets soient dorés. Utiliser un feu moyen.

 

Ready for frying (Shiilid ayay diyaar u-yihiin) Prêts pour la friture

 

Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis  الدونت الصومالي

 

Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis  الدونت الصومالي

 

Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis  الدونت الصومالي

 

Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis  الدونت الصومالي

Served with Somali tea with milk
Kac kac iyo shaah caddeys

Servis avec du thé au lait Somali

 

Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis  الدونت الصومالي

Served with Somali tea with milk
Kac kac iyo shaah caddeys
Servis avec du thé au lait Somali

 

 

 

 

 

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115 Responses to Somali Doughnuts (Kac Kac) Beignets Somalis الدونت الصومالي
  1. luula
    August 14, 2012 | 3:53 pm

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    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:09 pm

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  2. Umu ruweida
    August 14, 2012 | 4:59 pm

    Masha allah qurux badana kackaca, mahadsanidiin bahda xawaash

    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:11 pm

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        August 21, 2012 | 8:55 am

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        • A&L
          August 21, 2012 | 10:31 pm

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  3. ubax
    August 14, 2012 | 5:13 pm

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    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:12 pm

      Waa ku-mahadsan tahay faalladaada wacan.

  4. Fatima
    August 14, 2012 | 5:15 pm

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I was looking for this Kac Kac recipe for long time. May Allah bless you. I have tried to make few of the recipes posted on this website. Thanks again, I became a better cook :)

    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:14 pm

      We are very happy we could help. Thank you for your comment and for your confidence in our recipes.

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    August 14, 2012 | 6:35 pm

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    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:33 pm

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  6. Ifrah
    August 14, 2012 | 8:14 pm

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    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:56 pm

      Wa’alaikum As-salam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
      Thank you so much for letting us know that you like the website and enjoy the recipes. We salute you and your husband for being a good team. Our hat is off for your husband and his efforts. Thanks again.

  7. Ifrah
    August 14, 2012 | 8:17 pm

    I will be doing the Kac Kac tonight..insha’allah and will keep you posted!

    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:57 pm

      Thank you very much and enjoy!

  8. imaan
    August 14, 2012 | 9:02 pm

    A/S/C/ walaalayaal aad baad u mahad santihiin ilaahay ha idinka abaal mariyo. waxaan idiin waydiina butterka badalkiisa saliid ma isticmaali karaa ? mahad sanid

    • A&L
      August 15, 2012 | 12:03 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Saliid waad ku-beddeli kartaa, ha illaawin inaad wax yar kululeysid. mahadsanid.

  9. Manal
    August 15, 2012 | 12:53 am

    I love u guyz ,,, May Allah bless u insha Allah ,,, I totally forgot this kac kac wallahay, will add it to my lovely list … U made me a better wife and cook ,, Ilaahay ha idin daayo, now i have something else to show off with :)

    Please keep up the good work and spirit ,,, My kitchen lives by ur site :)

    Allah yixfadkum insha Allah :)

    • A&L
      August 15, 2012 | 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. There is nothing better than knowing that th