Kaak Warka

Written by Asma

April 23, 2021

Kaak warka is considered as one of the most popular Tunisian desserts. This dessert recipe is made on various occasions and religious holidays. You can make this dessert, especially on Eid al-Fitr after the holy month of Ramadan.

Kaak Warka

And the history of Kaak warka comes of Andalusian origin and is distinguished by its round shape and crispy texture. It is a dough made with simple ingredients such as flour and butter and stuffed with dough. Almond, and fragrant with rosewater make the secret of the flavor of this dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Tunisian
Keyword: Desserts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 103kcal


  • 2 kg of flour
  • 1 kg of almonds
  • 750 g of butter
  • 750 g of caster sugar
  • Half a cup of rose water
  • a pinch of salt


  • Mix the flour with the salt, add the butter and knead well
  • Gradually add in the warm water when necessary
  • Set the dough aside; then prepare the almond dough.
  • Mix the almonds with rose water and fine sugar until we get a cohesive dough.
  • Cut the dough into small rectangles.
  • Boil the water and dip the dough in it a little while for about 30 seconds, and then spread it on a surface greased with butter.
  • Cut the dough into small pieces of a rectangular shape each of the same sizes; make sure to spread with a rolling pin until you get a thin dough
  • Fill each of the dough squares with a little quantity of almond dough into the shape of cigars
  • Roll the dough on the filling; then pinch from one side to make a hole in the side
  • Seal the side of the rolled dough to make one kaak
  • Repeat the same process until you finish the dough
  • Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes on a low heat
  • Remove from the oven, then serve and enjoy your delicious dessert!


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g
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