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Yookhe Bread

About Yookhe Bread

Yookhe Bread (Yukheh Bread) of Shiraz or Kaak Bread of Kermanshah is a kind of traditional Iranian souvenir and sweet. As its name suggests, it belongs to the cities of Shiraz and Kermanshah.

In Shiraz it is called Yookhe and in Kermanshah, it is known as Kaak or Kaak Sweet.

Yookhe Bread Or Kaak Bread
Yookhe bread or Kaak bread

The bread is made of thin layers of pasta which is made from special dough.

Kaak Sweet is light, tasty and quite energizing. Yookhe or Kaak Bread is made of wheat flour, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, oil, cardamom and water.

Yookhe Or Kaak Bread
Yookhe or kaak bread

Usually some coconut powder, pistachio slices or almond slices are added to the this Bread to make it tastier.

You should put this bread in a closed container to increase its shelf life.


This material is for 8 to 10 people. If this amount is too much for you, you can use less raw materials.

Eggs: 1

Lukewarm water: 50 ml

Flour: half a spoonful

Salt: half a spoonful

Almond powder or pistachio powder or coconut powder: half a cup

Cardamom: one spoonful

Oil: 50 gr

Sugar: 160 gr

Quick dough: 1 spoonful


Prepare the dough

First, mix the dough with one spoonful of sugar and 50 ml of lukewarm water in a bowl. Then, put a lid on the bowl for 10 minutes to let the dough of yookhe bread swell up.

Prepare the oil

Heat the oil until it melts and then wait for it to cool.

Combining raw materials

Break the egg and mix half of it with salt and add it to the oil.

Slowly add the dough to the mixture of egg and oil and keep stirring.

Add the flour and keep stirring until the dough gets soft, mixed and is no longer sticky.

Prepare the dough

Pour some flour on the workplace and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes. Then cover it with a lid and leave it for about 2 hours to increase the volume of the yoghurt dough.

Cut the dough

If the dough is too soft, you can use some flour to make it tougher.

Roll the dough and make even balls out of it. Then flatten the balls with a rolling pin and then make them thinner with a smaller pin.

Bake the yookhe bread

Lay the thin layers of dough in a saucepan and cook their both sides. Its color should be a little brown.

Add other ingredients

Combine powdered sugar, cardamom and almonds.

Before they get cooler, lay them flat on the rolling board and sprinkle the almond mixture (mixture of cardamom, sugar and almond powder) on them. You can use pistachio slices or coconut powder instead of almonds.

Then carefully roll the layers and with suitable pressure, press them with the rolling pin.


Cut the bread every 3 centimeters in skewed shapes.

Your Yookhe Bread or Kaak Bread is ready.

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