#Kleicha The National cookie of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq)๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ

Yesterday was fun! As much as I love to cook and bake, you would think Iโ€™d already made home made dough before, but yesterday was the first time. I made a traditional cookie called a โ€œkleicha!โ€ I made many, actually. So I have lots to store and freeze up for later. I grew up on these types of foods, so I really enjoyed the art of baking and didn’t mind putting forth the effort into making them. There were three phases: making the dough, filling, and then fill and bake.

Did you know that yeast is good for you? Just one tablespoon of yeast has protein, and high levels of iron, phosphorous, and B vitamins. Itโ€™s quite nutritious.๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ #bread #yeast #healthyliving

Well after I made the dough, then I had to make the filling. Here it is below: I made โ€˜walnut kleicha.โ€™ Allspice, sugar, and even some coconut are included!๐Ÿฅฅ

After that, I had to cut, crimp, fill, and fold. By the time I was done I had about 50 kleicha (cookies)!

Oh, I forgot to mention that I had to brush on the egg wash to the top of each cookie!

Then, FINALLY, bake at 375 F for a total of 25 minutes. Be sure to remove midway from oven and add another layer of egg wash, you can crimp your kleicha again, and then return your tray to the oven so they can fully bake! You want the color to turn into a deep golden brown.๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅ–

Here are a few pics of the finished product:

They came out delicious and are perfect to accompany with a cup of tea or coffee for dessert! These cookies are especially made around Christmastime or other major events/holidays.๐ŸŽ„ They are presentable and nice to add to the table if guests are over and a delightful treat! I hope you enjoyed my pics.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ

About Zina

Zina Hermez has authored the best selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. Sheโ€™s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Sheโ€™s been featured on ESPNโ€™s โ€˜Solutions from the Huddleโ€™ broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World. Zinaโ€™s written more than 500 articles and has taught thousands of students from all over the world spanning many different backgrounds and cultures. Sheโ€™s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog, and the Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. She also writes on health and diet and loves to help others. Her latest book, Not Without God: Hope In the Storm is live and for sale! You can order your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Without-God-Hope-Storm-ebook/dp/B09P9T2DLT

Author: Zina Hermez

I'm a teacher, writer, and speaker. I got into publishing when I joined a Christian writers' group online where I met a few select authors who mentored me. My life changed. Through classes, webinars, and friendly emails, I've been encouraged to write. I started my blog to cope with my spinal injury in hopes of helping people.

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