Kaak, also known as Ka’ak, is a type of Middle Eastern bread commonly found in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. It is a ring-shaped bread that can be made from different types of flour, such as wheat, semolina, or a combination of both. The dough is typically enriched with olive oil, sugar, and spices such as aniseed, fennel, and mahleb. It is often topped with sesame seeds or black caraway seeds, which add a nutty flavor and aroma to the bread.
Kaak is often served as a breakfast or snack food and is commonly sold in street markets or bakeries. It can be eaten plain, but is also commonly stuffed with cheese, za’atar, or minced meat. In some regions, it is served with a sweet syrup made from grape molasses or honey. Kaak can also be used as a base for sandwiches or as an accompaniment to dips such as hummus or baba ghanoush.