Khaliat Nahal /Honeycomb Bread

Khaliat nahal  / Honeycomb Bread is a popular Arabic bread/middle eastern delicacy  which is  soft,buttery  cheese-filled bread/rolls  soaked in a sugar syrup that served as a sweet dish particularly suitable for Iftar. 

Today  its MFB challenge … As this month challenge  is just after the EID ket ingredient was given along with last month challenge …. The ket ingredients for rhis month challenge is “HONEY” one of my favourite… First thing I thought of honey based recipe is today’s recipe …its usually made in Ramadan for iftar.They are called honeycomb bread because the buns are set in honeycomb pattern and baked and drizzled with honey syrup…They are very light and soft and can be made easily… I have tasted this first in saudi when my  brother bought this for me… it was yumm there after I wanted to make this at home…  finally I made this in this ramadan….and saved this post for today’s challenge.

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Khaliat Nahal /Honeycomb Bread
Course breads
Cuisine arabic
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Bread
For sugar syrup
Course breads
Cuisine arabic
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Bread
For sugar syrup
Instructions
Prepare the sugar syrup
  1. Boil the sugar, water and saffron together for a few minutes until it is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and add the honey. Mix and set aside to cool completely
To prepare bread
  1. Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and butter and the egg, and mix together. Now add all the milk.
  2. Start kneading together and gradually add the water a little at a time. until your dough is nice and soft. Knead for a good 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the buns will be.
  3. Apply oil and set aside to double in size
  4. Punch it down, and break off tiny bits of dough.Take each balls and fill it with a small piece of cheese in its center and shape it .
  5. Grease pans with butter. Place the balls of dough in a 'honeycomb' pattern and keep it close .again cover and allow it to rise
  6. Now apply egg wash on the balls, preheat your oven to 180 C and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is nice and golden on top.
  7. Remove from the oven and pour your syrup all over the hot bread. Remember that the syrup needs to be cool and the bread needs to be steaming hot straight from the oven. Allow it to cool.
Recipe Notes

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5 Thoughts to “Khaliat Nahal /Honeycomb Bread”

  1. I totally love this bread, especially the bite of salted cheese and sweetened syrup on top… lovely selection, Asheera… thanks for participating!

  2. Looks so soft and yum….that glaze of honey is making it look more appetizing…perfectly done bread….Kudos to you….

    1. Asheera

      thank you lubna …Yes it’s really soft

  3. Looks so good..Loved that glaze of honey on top

  4. Looks delicious and perfectly done…

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